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FTC Chairman Timothy J. Muris to Return to George Mason School of Law

Timothy J. Muris has announced that he is stepping down as chairman of the Federal Trade Commission this summer to return to teaching at the George Mason University School of Law. Muris begin his term as FTC Chairman in June 2001 and is best known for creating the highly popular National Do Not Call Registry that has allowed millions of consumers to stop receiving unwanted telemarketing calls. In a May 11, 2004 press release announcing his resignation, Muris says that "Serving as Chairman of the Commission has been the greatest honor of my professional career. I deeply appreciate the trust that President Bush placed in me by providing this opportunity to serve. As I have said repeatedly, the mission of the agency is vital; the issues are fascinating; and the people are outstanding."