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WASHINGTON, D.C. - James C. Miller III, former director of the Office of Management and Budget and former chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, has been elected as The Progress & Freedom Foundation’s first Board Member Emeritus.
Miller, who joined the Foundation’s board in 1994, is currently chairman of CapAnalysis, a division of the international law firm of Howrey, Simon, Arnold & White. He is John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. He is also a senior fellow (by courtesy) of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, a board member (emeritus) of Citizens for a Sound Economy, and a member of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University. He serves on numerous corporate and government boards.
From 1985 to 1988, Miller was director of the Office of Management and Budget, a member of President Reagan's Cabinet; and a member of the National Security Council. From 1981 to 1985, he chaired the Federal Trade Commission. Before that, he was an associate director of OMB. He holds a B.B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia. He is the author of over 100 articles in professional journals and is the author, co-author or editor of nine books, the most recent of which is Monopoly Politics, published in 1999 by the Hoover Press at Stanford University.
“Jim Miller has been and will continue to be one of The Progress & Freedom Foundation’s best friends and most important supporters,” said Foundation President Jeffrey A. Eisenach. “We created the position of board member emeritus to assure his continued presence. No one has done more for this organization than Jim.”
The Foundation’s board is chaired by George A. (Jay) Keyworth II, PhD, who was science advisor to President Ronald Reagan and, concurrently, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.