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Independent Regulatory Commissioner Database, 1887-2000 (ICPSR 4221) RSS

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Summary:

These data were collected to provide authoritative documentation for every appointment to one of 15 independent United States federal agencies. For each appointment, the dataset contains information on dates of nomination and service, employment prior to and after terms of service, reason for service termination, and background information such as state of residence, party affiliation, gender, race, birthdate, and name.

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Citation

Nixon, David C. INDEPENDENT REGULATORY COMMISSIONER DATABASE, 1887-2000. ICPSR04221-v1. Atlanta, GA: Georgia State University [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-25. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04221.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES 00-95962)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   employment, federal government, government, government agencies, government employees, government organizations, government regulation, political appointments, political parties, public administration, public officials

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1887-03-31--2000-12-31

Date of Collection:  

  • 2001-07-01--2004-08-31

Unit of Observation:   appointment service period

Universe:   Fifteen United States federal agencies: CAB, CPSC, EEOC, FCC, FRC, FEC, FERC, FPC, FED, FTC, ICC, NLRB, NTSB, NRC, AEC, SEC

Data Types:   event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

Added value labels to variables RACE, PARTY, and HOLDOVER for clarification.

Methodology

Sample:   The sample was a complete census of every commissioner who served.

Mode of Data Collection:   record abstracts

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