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Commerce Secretary John Bryson leaves post after eight months

After just eight months on the job, John Bryson, the Secretary of the Department of Commerce, resigned his Cabinet post.

Bryson suffered a seizure while being involved in a series of hit-and-run accidents in California. He said his medical condition could become a "distraction."

Bryson was confirmed to his position in October 2011. One of his first actions after taking office was to appoint Dee Alexander, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, as his senior adviser for Native American Affairs.

Bryson made his first appearance before the National Congress of American Indians this past March.

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