Bryson, 68, who has been in office since October, was found unconscious in his Lexus June 9, after the second of two collisions, police said. He had a seizure, according to his office. He took medical leave June 11.
In a letter to the agency today, he said he was resigning to prevent his situation from becoming a distraction to the agency.
Bryson’s crashes put him in danger of felony charges, though word about having a seizure behind the wheel only came out after the story about the initial crash did.
11:15 // 1 year ago
Bryson is a former chairman and chief executive officer of Edison International, a California-based energy company. He also has an extensive background in environmental issues, having co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council and served on a United Nation’s advisory group on energy and climate change.
If confirmed by the Senate, Bryson would replace outgoing Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, whom Obama recently named as his next ambassador to China.
(thanks wardashara for the tip)
11:26 // 2 years ago