The Late William E. Frenzel

Position title
Chair Emeritus
Guest Scholar, Brookings Institution
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Former United States Representative (R-MN)

William E. Frenzel served his Minnesota constituency for 20 years in the US House of Representatives.

Mr. Frenzel was the Ranking Minority Member on the House Budget Committee and was the principal Republican economic spokesperson in the House. He was a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and its Trade Subcommittee and a Congressional Representative to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade in Geneva for 15 years.

In 1993, he was appointed Special Advisor to President Clinton for the North American Free Trade Agreement. In 2001, President Bush appointed him to the Social Security Commission and, in 2002, to the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. In January 2005, he was appointed to President Bush’s Tax Reform Commission.