Timothy Muris

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Timothy J. Muris
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Muris in 2002 as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission
Chair of the Federal Trade Commission
In office
June 4, 2001 – August 15, 2004
PresidentGeorge W. Bush
Preceded byRobert Pitofsky
Succeeded byDeborah Platt Majoras
Personal details
Born (1949-11-18) November 18, 1949 (age 73)
Massillon, Ohio
SpousePamela Harmon
Children3
Alma materSan Diego State University (BA)
University of California, Los Angeles (JD)

Timothy J. Muris (born November 18, 1949, in Massillon, Ohio) is an American lawyer and academic who served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) from 2001 to 2004.

Education and early career[edit]

Muris received his undergraduate education at San Diego State University (SDSU) and studied law at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. After graduating from law school, Muris became a practicing attorney in the field of antitrust law. Muris worked at the FTC during the 1980s. After leaving the FTC in 1985, Muris then served within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). After leaving the OMB, Muris later became a professor of law at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School.[1]

FTC tenure[edit]

In 2001, Muris was nominated to serve as a chair of the Federal Trade Commission by President George W. Bush. He remained in this position until 2004, when he was succeeded by Deborah Platt Majoras.[2]

As FTC Chairman, Muris created the popular Do Not Call Registry, which prevents telemarketers from making repeated calls to American households. Following his tenure at the FTC, Muris advised John McCain 2008 presidential campaign.[3] His former chief of staff, Christine S. Wilson, was later appointed to the FTC in her own right.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Muris resides in Oakton, Virginia with his wife, Pamela Harmon. Muris has three children.

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  1. ^ "Timothy J. Muris". Federal Trade Commission. July 18, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  2. ^ "Timothy J. Muris". Federal Trade Commission. July 18, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  3. ^ "McCain's Surge". Wall Street Journal. December 19, 2007. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Christine S. Wilson". Federal Trade Commission. September 26, 2018. Retrieved September 9, 2021.