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    US Commerce Secretary Buys Home in Berkshires
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    FILE - In this April 17, 2007, file photo, now-U.S. commerce secretary Wilbur Ross speaks at the NanoBusiness Alliance Conference in New York.

    A Trump administration cabinet member will be spending some time in the Berkshires.

    The Berkshire Eagle reports Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. has purchased a Revolutionary War era home on 18 acres in the western Massachusetts town of Great Barrington.

    The property on Seekonk Cross Road was sold for $3.2 million, according to deed records. Built in 1780, the two-story single-family home has five bedrooms, a greenhouse and a pool.

    Ross Jr. bought the house from Bobby Houston, an Academy Award-winning film director who has lived in the home since the mid-2000s.

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    Prior to becoming commerce chief, Ross. Jr. was known as the "King of Bankruptcy" for buying bankrupt companies.

    Ross Jr. has other Massachusetts connections -- he earned his Master's of Business Administration at Harvard University.

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