Office of Consumer Affairs Appointment of Esther Peterson as Director.
The President today announced that he has named Esther Peterson Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs. She will assume that responsibility in addition to her present position of Special Assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs.
The Office of Consumer Affairs was created in 1971. Its responsibilities, which are detailed in Executive Order No. 11583, February 24, 1971, include assisting in the development of consumer programs in Federal agencies and assuring that the interests of consumers are presented and considered in a timely matter by those agencies. The Office is housed in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Jimmy Carter, Office of Consumer Affairs Appointment of Esther Peterson as Director. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/248403