Commodity Futures Trading Commission Nomination of David G. Gartner To Be a Commissioner.
The President today announced that he will nominate David G. Gartner, of Arlington, Va., to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a 5-year term. He would replace John Rainbolt, who has resigned.
Gartner was born September 27, 1935, in Des Moines, Iowa. He holds a B.A. from the State University of Iowa and a J.D. from Washington College of Law, American University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1956.
From 1956 to 1959, Gartner was a reporter for the Des Moines Register and Tribune. In 1959 he was assistant to Representative Steven Carter, and in 1960 and 1961, he was assistant to Representative Harold T. Johnson.
Gartner served as assistant to Senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey from 1961 to 1969, and from 1971 until Humphrey's death earlier this year. Since then Gartner has been administrative assistant to Senator Muriel Humphrey. From 1969 to 1971, Gartner was a law clerk and private consultant.
As assistant to Senator Humphrey, Gartner played a major role in passage of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974, which established the Commission.
Jimmy Carter, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Nomination of David G. Gartner To Be a Commissioner. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245787