Eberle, USTR under Nixon, dies
The U.S. Council for International Business said William D. Eberle, 84, former U.S. trade representative who served as president of the pro-trade group after retiring from government service, died April 3 at his home in Concord, Mass.
Eberle “was steadfast in his commitment to open markets and free trade, and his personal dedication to organizations like ours that he chose to work with was nothing short of remarkable,” said Peter M. Robinson, USCIB president.
A former legislator in Idaho, Eberle was a co-founder in the early 1960s of the pulp and paper company Boise Cascade. He also served as chief executive officer of American Standard.
President Nixon appointed him as U.S. special trade representative in 1971.
After he left government in 1975, Eberle was executive director of the American Automobile Dealers Association before serving as president of USCIB from 1977 to 1978, then known as the U.S. Council of the International Chamber of Commerce.