Federal Trade Commission

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act.wikipedia
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Consumer protection

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Its principal mission is the promotion of consumer protection and the enforcement of civil (non-criminal) U.S. antitrust law through the elimination and prevention of anticompetitive business practices, such as coercive monopoly.
Other organisations that promote consumer protection include government organisations and self-regulating business organisations such as consumer protection agencies and organisations, the Federal Trade Commission in America and Better Business Bureaus in America, Canada, England, etc.

Federal Trade Commission Building

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It is headquartered in the Federal Trade Commission Building in Washington, D.C.
The Federal Trade Commission Building is a federal building which serves as the headquarters of the Federal Trade Commission.

Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act.
The Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914 established the Federal Trade Commission.

Bureau of Corporations

The new Federal Trade Commission would absorb the staff and duties of Bureau of Corporations, previously established under the Department of Commerce and Labor in 1903.
The Bureau of Corporations, predecessor to the Federal Trade Commission, was created as an investigatory agency within the Department of Commerce and Labor in the United States.

Joseph Simons

Joseph Simons is an American attorney currently serving as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.

Progressive Era

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Trusts and trust-busting were significant political concerns during the Progressive Era.
Many of today's U.S. regulatory agencies were created during these years, including the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.

Philip Elman

Philip Elman (14 March 1918 – 30 November 1999) was an American lawyer at the United States Department of Justice and former member of the Federal Trade Commission.

Caspar Weinberger

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Weinberger's entry into politics was as a California State Assemblyman from 1953 to 1959, and he would go on to serve as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and Director of the Office of Management and Budget under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

Independent agencies of the United States government

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is an independent agency of the United States government, established in 1914 by the Federal Trade Commission Act.

Stephen J. Spingarn

Stephen J. Spingarn (1908–1984) was a mid-20th-century American lawyer and civil servant in the Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, and (briefly) Dwight D. Eisenhower administrations, who last served as Special Counsel (1949) and Administrative Assistant to President Truman (1950) and lastly commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission (1950–1953) during transition to President Eisenhower.

Woodrow Wilson

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The Federal Trade Commission Act was one of President Woodrow Wilson's major acts against trusts.
As the difficulty of banning all anti-competitive practices via legislation became clear, Wilson came to back legislation that would create a new agency, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to investigate antitrust violations and enforce antitrust laws independently of the Justice Department.

James C. Miller III

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James Clifford "Jim" Miller III (born June 25, 1942, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former U.S. government official and economist who served as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission between 1981 and 1985 and as Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan between 1985 and 1988.

Terry Calvani

Appointed by President Ronald Reagan, he served one term as Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Christine A. Varney

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Christine A. Varney is an American lawyer, an internet policy and antitrust expert, and a data privacy advocate, who is most widely known as a former U.S. Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division for the Obama Administration, and as a Federal Trade Commissioner for the Clinton Administration.

Robert Pitofsky

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Robert Pitofsky, (December 27, 1929 – October 6, 2018) was an American lawyer and politician who was the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States from April 11, 1995, to May 31, 2001.

John J. Carson

John J. Carson was a 20th-century American politician who served in the Truman Administration as a commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission from 1949 to 1953.

Pamela Jones Harbour

Pamela LeDeyce Jones Harbour (born July 15, 1959) is an American lawyer and a former commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), an agency of the United States Government.

Orson Swindle

Orson G. Swindle III (born March 8, 1937 in Thomasville, Georgia), a decorated Vietnam War prisoner of war, was a Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission of the United States from December 18, 1997 to June 30, 2005.

Dick Thompson Morgan

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Following the Supreme Court decisions against Standard Oil and American Tobacco in May 1911, the first version of a bill to establish a commission to regulate interstate trade was introduced on January 25, 1912, by Oklahoma congressman Dick Thompson Morgan.
He was once known as the "father of the Federal Trade Commission."

William Kovacic

William Evan Kovacic was the Commissioner of the United States Federal Trade Commission from January 4, 2006 to October 3, 2011.

Jon Leibowitz

Jonathan David Leibowitz (born June 17, 1958) is an American lawyer who served as the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Deborah Platt Majoras

Deborah Platt Majoras is the former Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, appointed May 11, 2004, by President George W. Bush and sworn in on August 16, 2004.

Michael Pertschuk

As chairman of the Federal Trade Commission from 1977 to 1981 and a commissioner until 1984, he worked to strengthen the FTC's consumer protection powers.

J. Thomas Rosch

John Thomas Rosch (October 4, 1939 – March 30, 2016) was an American lawyer and former Commissioner of the United States Federal Trade Commission (1/1/2006-1/11/2013).