Frank R. McNinch
|Frank R. McNinch|
McNinch takes the oath of office, October 1, 1937, administered by Pansy Wiltshire; photo by Harris & Ewing
|Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission|
October 1, 1937 – July 25, 1939
|President||Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Preceded by||Anning S. Prall|
|Succeeded by||James Lawrence Fly|
|Chairman, Federal Power Commission|
July 19, 1933 – September 30, 1937
|Preceded by||George Otis Smith|
|Succeeded by||Clyde L. Seavey|
|Mayor of Charlotte|
|Preceded by||Thomas Leroy Kirkpatrick|
|Succeeded by||John M. Wilson|
|Born||Frank Ramsay McNinch
April 27, 1873
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Died||April 2, 1950 (aged 76)|
Frank Ramsay McNinch (April 27, 1873 – April 2, 1950) was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was a political figure who served as the mayor of Charlotte, as chairman of the Federal Power Commission, and as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. In the 1928 presidential election, McNinch, a Democrat, supported Republican Herbert Hoover for president. After he was elected, Hoover appointed McNinch to a seat on the Federal Power Commission, leading to a split in the North Carolina Democratic Party that damaged the political fortunes of new U.S. Sen. Cameron Morrison, a friend of McNinch. He was later appointed FPC chairman by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- Prominent People of North Carolina: Brief Biographies of Leading People for Ready Reference Purposes. Asheville, NC: Evening News Pub. Co. 1906. p. 31.
- "Commissioners from 1934 to Present". Federal Communications Commission. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
- "Robert Rice Reynolds of North Carolina"
- "James L. Fly to Become Chairman of FCC". Broadcasting. 17 (3): 11. August 1, 1939.
- Richard L. Mattson (July 1990). "Frank Ramsay McNinch House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
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- Flannery, Gerald V. (1995). Commissioners of the FCC, 1927-1994. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. pp. 55–57. ISBN 0-8191-9669-X.
- Charlotte-Mecklenburg website biography
- Time magazine
- Chairmen of the FPC and FERC
- Radio's War of the Worlds Broadcast
- Frank McNinch Papers: J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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|Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
James Lawrence Fly
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