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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

November 3, 1997


Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth was sworn in today as a member of the Federal Communications Commission.

Commissioner Furchtgott-Roth, a Republican, takes over the seat previously occupied by Andrew C. Barrett. His term ends June 30, 2000.

Before coming to the FCC, Furchtgott-Roth was Chief Economist for the House Committee on Commerce, which has jurisdiction over federal laws governing telecommunications. He was a Senior Economist for Economists Incorporated from 1988-1995, where he provided economic analysis for litigation and regulatory proceedings. Before this, he served as Research Analyst for the Center for Naval Analyses.

He is a member of the American Economics Association and the Econometrics Society and has written extensively on various topics in economics, including telecommunications.

He holds an S.B. degree in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.

Furchtgott-Roth, his wife, Diana, and five children live in Bethesda, MD.

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