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Rex Tillerson, Trump's secretary of state nominee, is a flexible pragmatist

Rex Tillerson is likely to be a lightning rod for some senators as he seeks confirmation

Clifford Krauss & John Schwartz 

Three years ago, Rex W Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil and now President-elect Donald J Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, was probably the man least expected to show up at a town council meeting in North Texas to oppose a local construction project. His complaint: A proposed water tower in Bartonville, Tex, meant to help use hydraulic fracturing to coax natural gas out of a shale field, would decrease the property value of his nearby ranch. He joined a suit to halt construction. Tillerson dropped out of the suit after a judge threw out his complaint ...

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First Published: Thu, December 15 2016. 04:01 IST