The President today announced that he will nominate Michael Pertschuk, of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the Federal Trade Commission. The President indicated that upon confirmation by the Senate, Pertschuk would be designated Chairman of the Commission. Pertschuk is chief counsel of the Senate Commerce Committee.
He was born January 12, 1933, in London, England. He received a B.A. degree from Yale University in 1954 and an LL.B. from Yale Law School in 1959.
In 1959 and 1960, Pertschuk was a law clerk for U.S. District Judge Gus Solomon in Portland, Oreg., and from 1960 to 1962 he was an attorney with the Portland firm of Hart, Rockwood, Davies, Biggs & Strayer.
Pertschuk served as legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Maurine Neuberger from 1962 until 1964, when he became chief counsel of the Senate Commerce Committee.