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

Published: Sep 25, 2007 View help for published

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David C. Nixon, Georgia State University

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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.

Nixon, David C. Independent Regulatory Commissioner Database, 1887-2000. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-25.

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1887-03-31 -- 2000-12-31
2001-07-01 -- 2004-08-31

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

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

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

appointment service period
event/transaction data



2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • 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.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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