Janet Dempsey Steiger

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Janet Dempsey Steiger
Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission
In office
August 11, 1989 – September 28, 1997
PresidentGeorge H.W Bush
Bill Clinton

Janet Steiger (June 10, 1939, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin – April 3, 2004, in Fort Myers, Florida) was an American politician.


Steiger graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. On August 10, 1963, she married William A. Steiger, who was elected to the United States House of Representatives. They had one son, William R. Steiger, who was the subject of controversy for his role in the politicization of science during the George W. Bush administration.

A member of the Republican Party, she was chairman of the Postal Rate Commission from 1981 to 1989 and chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission from August 11, 1989 to April 11, 1995. She was the first woman to serve as FTC Chair.[1]

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  1. ^ Fair, Lesley (March 8, 2016). "Celebrating Women's History Month at the FTC". FTC Division of Consumer & Business Education.

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