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Nomination of Roscoe Burton Starek III To Be a Member of the Federal Trade Commission


The President today announced his intention to nominate Roscoe Burton Starek III, of Illinois, to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the term of 7 years from September 26, 1990. He would succeed Terry Calvani.

Since January 1989 Mr. Starek has served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House. Prior to this he served as deputy director of presidential personnel for the Bush transition team. In addition, Mr. Starek has served in several positions with the Department of State over a period of 7 years, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Counterterrorism; Legislative Counsel to the Undersecretary for Management, 1985 - 1986; deputy chief negotiator for transportation and telecommunications, 1984; and State Department-White House liaison, 1982 - 1983. In addition, he has served as chief minority counsel to the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control of the House of Representatives, 1979; associate counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, 1976 - 1979; counsel to the minority of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, 1975; Assistant General Counsel to the Presidential Clemency Board at the White House; counsel to the impeachment inquiry, 1974; legislative assistant and then as a professional staff member for United States Senator Charles Percy, 1972 - 1973.

Mr. Starek graduated from Syracuse University (A.B., 1969) and the American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1973). He was born November 17, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Starek served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1969 - 1975. He is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, VA.

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