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Dr. James C. Miller III is an economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission between 1981 and 1985 and as Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan between 1985 and 1988. Dr. Miller earned a B.B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia in 1964 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia in 1969. Between 1977 and 1981, Dr. Miller was a Resident Scholar at the Center for the Study of Government Regulation at the American Enterprise Institute. From 1978 to 1981, he served as co-director of the center. Dr. Miller was the first Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (April – October 1981) and the Executive Director of Vice President George Bush’s Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief.
He has been John M. Olin Distinguished Fellow at the Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation and at the Center for Study of Public Choice at George Mason University. He is also a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has been a Member of the Boards of the Tax Foundation and the Progress and Freedom Foundation, and a member of the Board of Visitors of George Mason University, and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Miller is currently a Senior Advisor to Husch Blackwell, LLP, an international law firm, and serves as Chairman of the executive committee of the International Tax and Investment Center. He has served a term on the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service and has been nominated for another term. In addition, he serves on the boards of three mutual funds and Clean Energy Fuels Corporation.