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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of Deborah Kaye Owen To Be a Federal Trade Commissioner


The President today announced his intention to nominate Deborah Kaye Owen to be a Federal Trade Commissioner for the unexpired term of 7 years from September 26, 1987. She would succeed Margot E. Machol.

Since 1986 Ms. Owen has served as a managing partner with McNair Law Firm, P.A., in Washington, DC. Prior to this she served in various capacities, including Associate Counsel to the President at the White House, 1985 - 1986; general counsel to Chairman Strom Thurmond for the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 1983 - 1985; minority counsel for the House Committee on the Judiciary, 1980 - 1982, and as an attorney with Piper and Marbury, 1977 - 1979.

Ms. Owen graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A., 1972) and Harvard Law School (J.D., 1977). In addition, she was a Marshall scholar in political philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, 1972 - 1974. Ms. Owen resides in Columbia, MD.

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