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Federal Trade Commission Nomination of Robert Pitofsky To Be a Member.

May 25, 1978

The President today announced that he will nominate Robert Pitofsky, of Chevy Chase, Md., to be a member of the Federal Trade Commission. He would replace Calvin J. Collier, resigned.

Pitofsky was born December 27, 1929, in Paterson, N.J. He received a B.A. from New York University in 1951 and an LL.B. from Columbia Law School in 1954.

In 1956 and 1957, Pitofsky was an attorney with the Justice Department, and from 1957 to 1963, he practiced law in New York City. From 1963 to 1970, he was a professor of law at New York University School of Law.

From 1970 to 1973, Pitofsky was Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission. Since 1973 he has been a professor of law at-Georgetown University Law Center, and a counsel to the Washington firm of Arnold & Porter.

Pitofsky is chairman of the board of directors of Georgetown University Law Center's Institute for Public Interest Representation. He served as commission counsel to the American Bar Association Commission to Study the FTC. He is the author of numerous articles on consumer protection and trade regulation law.

Jimmy Carter, Federal Trade Commission Nomination of Robert Pitofsky To Be a Member. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/245015

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