Mignon Clyburn

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Mignon L. Clyburn
Mignon Clyburn 2014.jpg
Clyburn in 2014
Member, 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 Commissioner 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]

On November 21, 2014 she participated in a reddit AMA in which she was criticized by users for unsatisfactorily answering questions about how the FCC has handled net neutrality rulemaking. [4]


  1. ^ "Commissioner Mignon Clyburn". Biography. Federal Communications Commission. 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.psc.sc.gov/commissioners/Pages/clyburn.aspx
  3. ^ "Honorees: 2010 National Women's History Month". Women's History Month. National Women's History Project. 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Dana Liebelson (2014). "This FCC Commissioner Did A Reddit Chat. It Did Not Go Well.". Huffington Post. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 

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