Death of Robert Mosbacher, Sr.

March 11, 1927 - January 24, 2010
Houston, Texas | Age 82

Ex-US Commerce secretary dies at 82
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(Associated Press)

HOUSTON - Robert Mosbacher Sr., a Houston oil multimillionaire who served as U.S. Commerce secretary under his close friend, President George H.W. Bush, died Sunday at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He was 82.

Mosbacher died after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, family spokesman Jim McGrath.

The Texan was a powerful Republican fundraiser who served at the top echelons of Bush's presidential campaigns and most recently served as a general...

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