The President today announced his intention to nominate Mark S. Fowler to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission for the unexpired term of 7 years from July 1, 1979. Upon confirmation, the President intends to designate Mr. Fowler as Chairman.
Since 1975 Mr. Fowler has been a senior partner with the firm of Fowler & Meyers of Washington, D.C. He specialized in representing radio, television, domestic and private radio stations throughout the United States before the Federal Communications Commission. He was a guest speaker over the past 5 years at more than 20 conventions of broadcasters, sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters and various State broadcaster associations. He was codirector of the legal and administrative agencies group in the office of executive branch management during the transition.
He was FCC communications counsel to Citizens for Reagan in 1975-76 and to the Reagan for President Committee in 1979-80. He represented both committees before the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Fowler was associate attorney with the firm of Smith & Pepper of Washington, D.C., in 1970-75. He was employed with various radio stations from 1959 to 1969.
Mr. Fowler was graduated from the University of Florida at Gainesville where he received both his undergraduate and law degrees. He is married and has two children. He resides with his family in Arlington, Va. Mr. Fowler was born in Toronto, Canada, on October 6, 1941.