Learn about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Rex Tillerson, shown here visiting Capitol Hill in 2011, is confirmed as the 69th secretary of state. (AP Images)

Rex Tillerson, a globe-trotting oil executive and engineer, is the new U.S. secretary of state and chief foreign affairs adviser to President Trump. He was confirmed February 1 as the 69th secretary of state.

Tillerson is no stranger to Washington. He was a trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and vice chairman of the Ford’s Theatre Society. In 2013 he was voted into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering.

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