Resume: Timothy J. Muris
Nov. 18, 1949.
B.A., San Diego State, 1971; J.D., UCLA, 1974.
YOUNG CONSERVATIVE STAR
Muris joined the Federal Trade Commission straight out of law school. After a Carter Administration hiatus, he was made head of the FTC's Consumer Protection Bureau at 31. Became the FTC's top antitrust cop two years later. Finished the Reagan years as No. 3 at the powerful OMB.
As a boy, learned how to read 10-digit numbers off train cars and keep a running tally. Knows every nuance of the battles of Manassas.
An early advocate of allowing mergers on the grounds they create efficiencies. Retooled the FTC Consumer Protection Bureau to focus on fraud rather than deceptive advertising.
FRIEND OF GEORGE
Advised the Bush campaign and assisted with Florida recount. Helped draft Bush's first budget. Was on the short list to head OMB, took the FTC job as a consolation prize.
Loves baseball at all levels. Coaches Little League and rarely misses his annual pilgrimage to Florida to watch spring training.
Lives in Oakton, Va., with wife, Pam Harmon, a financial planner, and three children.