Mignon Clyburn

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Mignon Clyburn
Mignon Clyburn official photo.jpg
Commissioner of the
Federal Communications Commission
Assumed office
August 3, 2009
President Barack Obama
Donald Trump
Personal details
Born (1962-03-22) March 22, 1962 (age 55)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of South Carolina (B.A.)
Website FCC Profile

Mignon L. Clyburn (born March 22, 1962) is a commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) since she was nominated by President Barack Obama on June 25, 2009, and sworn in on August 3, 2009. She was renominated for an FCC commission on June 7, 2012, and her term as a commissioner will end in 2017. On May 20, 2013, she was appointed by President Barack Obama as Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission.[1]

Commissioner Clyburn is the daughter of U.S. Representative Jim Clyburn and a member of the Federal Communications Commission.

Prior to her nomination to the FCC, she served for 11 years as the representative of South Carolina's 6th congressional district on the South Carolina Public Service Commission (PSC). She was sworn in for her first term in July 1998, and was reelected by the South Carolina General Assembly in 2002 and 2006. She served as the chair of the PSC from July 2002 through July 2004. [2]

In 2009 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree by the National Women's History Project.[3]

Clyburn released a dissenting statement with the FCC's controversial Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which was developed under Chairman Pai in 2017.


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