Natural Foods Merchandiser

Muris Resigns From FTC

Timothy J. Muris resigned as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission effective Aug. 15, and President Bush appointed Deborah P. Majoras to replace him. Majoras, a former partner at Jones Day, the sixth largest law firm in the world, received a recess appointment and can serve for approximately 14 months unless in the interim the U.S. Senate confirms her to a regular term. Majoras, who specializes in antitrust law, recently served in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice as principal deputy assistant attorney general. She is a graduate of Westminster College and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Commissioner Muris was appointed chairman in June 2001 and had previously worked with the FTC on three separate occasions: as assistant director of the Planning Office from 1974 to 1976, director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection from 1981 to 1983 and director of the Bureau of Competition from 1983 to 1985.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXV/number 9/p. 16

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