Evans' strong legacy built on 'openness'

Nov 12, 2004 | 08:38 AM | Nancy E. Kelly

In assessing the four-year tenure of Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, steel industry executives most frequently mentioned his willingness to listen to industry concerns.

Evans resigned from his cabinet post Nov. 9, expressing a desire to return to private life and his home state of Texas after serving during President Bush's first term in office.

When Bush first tagged his friend for the Commerce slot soon after the 2000 election, steel executives were hopeful that Evans' business experience gave him the grounding to understand that the industry had been in crisis since the 1998 import surge, with mounting bankruptcies and no capital flow.....





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