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Copyright Royalty Tribunal Nomination of Five Commissioners of the Tribunal.

September 26, 1977

The President today announced the persons tie will nominate as Commissioners of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal. They are:

Thomas C. Brennan, of New Jersey, for a term of 7 years. Brennan was born January 16, 1935, and received a J.D. (1959) and LL.M. (1962) from Georgetown University. He has been a professional staff member of the Senate Judiciary Committee since 1959, and served as counsel to both the Majority and Minority in the Senate throughout the decade of proceedings on the general revision of the copyright law.

Douglas Coulter, of New Hampshire, for a term of 7 years. Coulter was born January 26, 1941, and holds M.B.A. degrees from Harvard Business School and the European Institute of Business Administration. Coulter is self-employed as a freelance writer. He worked as a campaign director on the .Carter Presidential campaign in Indiana and also worked as an organizer on the 1972 McGovern Presidential campaign, and as a field director on the 1973 Henry Howell gubernatorial campaign in Virginia.

Mary Lou Burg, of Wisconsin, for a term of 7 years. Burg was born February 10, 1930. She received a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. She served as Vice Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Democratic National Committee between 1970 and 1977. She was a Democratic National Committeewoman from Wisconsin from 1968 to 1976.

Clarence L. James, Jr., of Ohio, for a term of 5 years. James was born October 13, 1933, and received a J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University, in 1962. From 1968 to 1971, he was director of law for the dry of Cleveland. Since 1971 he has practiced law in Cleveland, and since 1972 he has been special counsel to the attorney general of Ohio.

Frances Garcia, of Texas, for a term of 5 years. Garcia was born July 21, 1941. She received a B.B.A. from Midwestern University in Texas in 1968 and became a certified public accountant in 1972. Since 1968 she has been an audit manager for Arthur Andersen & Co.

Jimmy Carter, Copyright Royalty Tribunal Nomination of Five Commissioners of the Tribunal. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/242407

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