Robert M. McDowell

Robert Malcolm McDowell is a telecommunications lawyer.

Federal Communications Commissioner

President George W. Bush nominated him for a seat on the Federal Communications Commission 2006-02-06. [cite web
url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/02/20060203-9.html
title=Personnel Announcement
accessdate=2008-04-11
date=2006-02-03
publisher=White House
quote=The President intends to nominate Robert M. McDowell, of Virginia, to be a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2009.
] The United States Senate confirmed him 2006-05-26. He was sworn in 2006-06-01 to fill an unexpired term that ends 2009-06-30.

Career

Employment

He is a former FCC lobbyist for telecommunications companies that compete against the Baby Bells.Immediately before his confirmation, he was Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of COMPTEL (Competitive Telecommunications Association), an industry trade group of competitive (non- RBOC) telephone companies.

In 1986 he served as chief legislative aide to Delegate Robert T. Andrews of Vienna, Virginia.

Bar admissions

*Virginia State Bar
*Supreme Court of the United States of America
*U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
*U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
*U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
*U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
*U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginiacite book
author=COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION UNITED STATES SENATE
title=NOMINATIONS OF ... AND ROBERT M. McDOWELL TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
url=http://bulk.resource.org/gpo.gov/hearings/109s/28756.txt
accessdate=2008-04-11
series=109 Senate Hearings
date=2006-03-09 |year= |month=
publisher=U.S. Government Printing Office
location=Washington, D.C.
id=SenHrg109-693 |pages= |chapter= |chapterurl= |quote=
]

Education

*Deerfield Academy, 1981 [cite web
url=http://www.daconnections.org/images/alumni/Annual_Support/Handbook/0708Volunteers.pdf
title=Volunteers
accessdate=2008-04-11
date=2007-09-17
format=PDF
publisher=Deerfield Academy
pages=p. 5 of 8
]
*Duke University, AB cum laude, 1985
*Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary, JD 1990 [cite web |url=http://www.wm.edu/law/alumni/classnotes/documents%2FSpringClassNotes3_005.doc&ei=6AUASKPFDYvYeamQlSM&usg=AFQjCNGf-uaERJ-8kS94KgnC3BdtQtSRaA&sig2=edTFD9pQz6d8glbUggoChQ |title=Spring 2006 Class notes
accessdate=2008-04-11
date=Spring 2006
publisher=William & Mary School of Law
quote=Robert M. McDowell JD ’90 was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee...
] cite web
url=http://www.comptelascent.org/news/comptel-connection/feb6_2006.html
title=Bush Nominates McDowell for FCC Slot
accessdate=2008-04-11
date=2006-02-06
work=Comptel Connection
publisher=Comptel|quote=
]

Personal

He is the son of Hobart K. McDowell, Jr., and the late Martha Louise Shea McDowell. He and his wife, the former Jennifer Griffin, reside on the farm where he grew up near Vienna, Virginia with their three children. [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |author= |coauthors= |title=Obituary: Martha Louise Shea McDowell, Public Relations Executive
url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/09/AR2005070901117.html
work=Washington Post
publisher=
location=Washington, D.C. |id= |pages=
page=Page C10
date=July 10, 2005;
accessdate=2008-04-11
] [cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |author= |coauthors=
title=Obituary : Martha Shea McDowell, 80, Journalist
url=http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?archive=true&article=49712&paper=68&cat=104
archiveurl=http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:kQvEbSlNKfsJ:www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp%3Farchive%3Dtrue%26article%3D49712%26paper%3D68%26cat%3D104+%22Martha+Louise+Shea+McDowell%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&client=firefox-a
archivedate=2008-03-02
format=
work=McLean Connection
publisher=Connection Newspapers
location=McLean, Virginia
date=2005-07-14
accessdate=2008-01-16 |language= |quote= |archiveurl= |archivedate=
]

References

* [http://www.fcc.gov/commissioners/mcdowell/biography.html Biography of FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell] (accessed 2007-12-06)
* [http://www.lasarletter.net/drupal/node/39 Robert M. McDowell: Portrait of an FCC lobbyist - LLFCC.NET] (accessed 2007-12-06)
* [http://www.comptelascent.org/about/staff/bios/rmcdowell.html COMPTEL - Robert M. McDowell - Bio] (accessed 2007-12-06)
* [http://www.comptel.org/content.asp?contentid=484 COMPTEL] (accessed 2007-12-06)
* [http://www.comptel.org/content.asp?pl=484&contentid=486 COMPTEL] (accessed 2007-12-06)


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