Vernon W. Van Fleet

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Vernon W. Van Fleet (c. 1866 – February 19, 1932) was the chair of the Federal Trade Commission from December 1, 1924, to November 30, 1925.[1]

McKenzie Moss, Jas. B. Reynolds, Vernon W. Van Fleet, 9-20-23 LCCN2016848011.jpg

Prior to his selection to the FTC in 1922, Van Fleet had been a judge of the Superior Court of Indiana for eight years.[2] Van Fleet had moved to Washington, D.C., in 1921 to serve as a special assistant to the attorney general.[3] As a member of the FTC, he "dissented publicly from FTC orders more than any other Commissioner", and resigned in 1926, before the expiration of his term.[2]

Van Fleet died in his home at the age of 66, following a brief illness.[3]


  1. ^ List of Commissioners, Chairwomen, and Chairmen of the Federal Trade Commission: 1915-2018 (as of November 2018).
  2. ^ a b William E. Kovacic & Marc Winerman, "Outpost Years for a Start-Up Agency: The FTC from 1921-1925", 77 Antitrust L.J. 145, 174 (2010).
  3. ^ a b "Vernon Van Fleet Dead At Home In Washington", The Indianapolis News (February 19, 1932), p. 9.
Political offices
Preceded by Chairmen of the Federal Trade Commission
Succeeded by