Mignon L. Clyburn

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Mignon L. Clyburn is a member of South Carolina's Public Service Commission, where she has served since 1998. She also chairs the Washington Action Committee of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and formerly worked as the Publisher and General Manager of The Coastal Times, a weekly newspaper in Charleston, South Carolina. [1]

On April 29, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Clyburn as a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission. [1]

She is the "the oldest daughter of House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn." Rep. Clyburn, "the highest-ranking African-American member of Congress, was seen as a key ally to Mr. Obama during the election even though he did not endorse him before the primary. Mr. Clyburn did, however, stay neutral in the hotly contested race, despite efforts by then-Sen. Hillary Clinton and other Democratic presidential candidates to win his endorsement. He endorsed Mr. Obama in May 2008," according to the Wall Street Journal. [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Press release, "President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts," White House Office of the Press Secretary, April 29, 2009.
  2. Amy Schatz, "[SB124105025793571073 Mignon Clyburn Nominated to FCC]," Wall Street Journal (sub req'd), April 29, 2009.

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