William Denman Eberle

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William D. Eberle
4th United States Trade Representative
In office
President Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
Preceded by Carl J. Gilbert
Succeeded by Frederick B. Dent
Personal details
Born (1923-06-05)June 5, 1923
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Died April 3, 2008(2008-04-03) (aged 84)
Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.
Spouse(s) Jean Eberle
Children Jeffrey Eberle
W. David Eberle
Francis Q. Eberle
Cilista C. Eberle
Alma mater Harvard Law School
Boise High School
Stanford University
Profession Politician

William Denman Eberle (June 5, 1923 – April 3, 2008) was an American politician and businessman from Idaho who held the office of Trade Representative from 1971 to 1974 under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.


Eberle was born in Boise, Idaho. He attended Boise High School, Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Eberle married the former Jean C. Quick and they had four children: Jeffrey, W. David, Francis Q. and Cilista C. Eberle.

Eberle was a co-founder of pulp and paper company Boise Cascade and was chief executive officer of manufacturing firm American Standard. From 1953 to 1961, he was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives. Eberle served as Trade Representative during the Nixon and Ford administrations, from 1971 to 1975. He resigned and was succeed by Frederick B. Dent, who resigned as Commerce Secretary.

Eberle died of renal failure in Concord, Massachusetts on April 3, 2008.