Palm Beach, Florida – US President-elect Donald J. Trump, Sr. has offered Dr. Ben Carson the post of secretary of housing and urban development.
“The president-elected asked him to consider it and he’s considering it,” Carson spokesman Armstrong Williams said. Carson, a retired and respected surgeon, dropped out of the 2016 presidential race in March and backed President-elect Trump.
Benjamin Solomon “Ben” Carson, Sr. is an African-American born in Detroit, Michigan. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Carson has authored numerous books on his medical career and political stances, and was the subject of a television drama film in 2009.
In recognition for his work with the Carson Scholars Fund and other charitable giving throughout his lifetime, Carson was awarded the William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership in 2005.
Carson is a retired neurosurgeon who was once the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Dr. Carson, 65, is married to Candy Carson and the couple have two sons. As of 2016, he is reported to have a net worth of $30 million dollars.
Dr. Ben Carson (left) spoke with then-candidate Donald Trump during a meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla., in October.