List of chairs of the Federal Trade Commission

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Chair of the Federal Trade Commission
Lina Khan, FTC Chair (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Lina Khan
since June 15, 2021
Term lengthNo Fixed Length
First holderJoseph E. Davies

The following is a list of the chairs of the Federal Trade Commission.[1]

Chairs selected by the chairs[edit]

Chair Party Start End Notes
Joseph E. Davies[1] Democratic March 16, 1915 June 30, 1916
Edward N. Hurley[1] Democratic July 1, 1916 January 31, 1917
William J. Harris[1] Democratic February 1, 1917 May 6, 1918
William Byron Colver Democratic May 7, 1918 June 30, 1919
John Franklin Fort Republican July 1, 1919 November 30, 1919
Victor Murdock Progressive December 1, 1919 November 30, 1920
Samuel Huston Thompson Democratic December 1, 1920 November 30, 1921
Nelson B. Gaskill Republican December 1, 1921 November 30, 1922
Victor Murdock Progressive December 1, 1922 November 30, 1923
Samuel Huston Thompson Democratic December 1, 1923 November 30, 1924
Vernon W. Van Fleet Republican December 1, 1924 November 30, 1925
John F. Nugent Democratic December 1, 1925 November 30, 1926
Charles W. Hunt Republican December 1, 1926 November 30, 1927
William E. Humphrey Republican December 1, 1927 November 30, 1928
Abram F. Myers Republican December 1, 1928 January 15, 1929
Edgar A. McCulloch Democratic January 16, 1929 November 30, 1929
Garland S. Ferguson Democratic January 1, 1930 December 30, 1930
Charles W. Hunt Republican January 1, 1931 December 31, 1931
William E. Humphrey Republican February 1, 1932 December 31, 1932
Charles H. March Republican January 1, 1933 December 31, 1933
Garland S. Ferguson Democratic January 1, 1934 December 31, 1934
Ewin L. Davis Democratic January 1, 1935 December 31, 1935
Charles H. March Republican January 1, 1936 December 31, 1936
William Augustus Ayres Democratic January 1, 1937 December 31, 1937
Garland S. Ferguson Democratic January 1, 1938 December 31, 1938
Robert E. Freer Republican January 1, 1939 December 31, 1939
Ewin L. Davis Democratic January 1, 1940 December 31, 1940
Charles H. March Republican January 1, 1941 December 31, 1941
William Augustus Ayres Democratic January 1, 1942 December 31, 1942
Garland S. Ferguson Democratic January 1, 1943 December 31, 1943
Robert E. Freer Republican January 1, 1944 December 31, 1944
Ewin L. Davis Democratic January 1, 1945 December 31, 1945
William Augustus Ayres Democratic January 1, 1946 December 31, 1946
Garland S. Ferguson Democratic January 1, 1947 December 31, 1947
Robert E. Freer Republican January 1, 1948 December 31, 1948
Lowell B. Mason Republican January 1, 1949 May 23, 1950

Chairs designated by the president[edit]

Chair Party Start End Notes
James M. Mead Democratic May 24, 1950 March 31, 1953
Edward F. Howrey Republican April 1, 1953 September 12, 1955
John W. Gwynne Republican September 12, 1955 May 31, 1959
Earl W. Kintner Republican June 11, 1959 March 20, 1961
Paul Rand Dixon Democratic March 21, 1961 December 31, 1969
Caspar Weinberger Republican January 1, 1970 August 6, 1970
Everette MacIntyre Democratic August 8, 1970 September 14, 1970 Acting
Miles W. Kirkpatrick Republican September 15, 1970 February 20, 1973
Lewis A. Engman Republican February 21, 1973 December 31, 1975
Paul Rand Dixon Democratic January 1, 1976 March 25, 1976 Acting
Calvin J. Collier Republican March 25, 1976 April 20, 1977
Michael Pertschuk Democratic April 21, 1977 March 3, 1981
David A. Clanton Republican March 4, 1981 September 25, 1981 Acting
James C. Miller III Republican September 26, 1981 October 4, 1985
Terry Calvani Republican October 7, 1985 April 20, 1986 Acting
Daniel Oliver Republican April 21, 1986 August 10, 1989
Janet Dempsey Steiger Republican August 11, 1989 April 11, 1995
Robert Pitofsky Democratic April 11, 1995 May 31, 2001
Timothy Muris Republican June 4, 2001 August 15, 2004
Deborah Platt Majoras Republican August 16, 2004 March 30, 2008
William Kovacic Republican March 31, 2008 March 1, 2009 Acting
Jon Leibowitz Democratic March 2, 2009 March 4, 2013
Edith Ramirez Democratic March 4, 2013 January 25, 2017
Maureen Ohlhausen Republican January 25, 2017 May 1, 2018 Acting
Joseph Simons Republican May 1, 2018 January 21, 2021
Rebecca Slaughter[2] Democratic January 21, 2021 June 15, 2021 Acting
Lina Khan Democratic June 15, 2021 present

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d List of Chairs, Chairwomen, and Chairmen of the Federal Trade Commission: 1915-2018 (as of November 2018).
  2. ^ "U.S. FTC names Rebecca Slaughter acting chair of the agency". Reuters. January 21, 2021.