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Margita E. White

AKA Margita Eklund White

Born: 27-Jun-1937
Birthplace: Linkoping, Sweden
Died: 20-Nov-2002
Location of death: Arlington, VA [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: FCC Commissioner, 1976-79

Before her appointment to the FCC, Margita White worked in the White House Office of Communications, first as an assistant to Director of Communications Herbert G. Klein from 1969-73, and later as Director herself from 1975-76. From 1988 to 2001, White was the President of the Association for Maximum Service Television, an organization seeking to strengthen the accessibility of broadcast television networks.


[1] Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA.

Daughter: Suzanne
Son: Stuart

    University: BA Government, University of Redlands (1959)
    University: MA Political Science, Rutgers University (1960)

    Association for Maximum Service Television President (1988-2001)
    US FCC Commissioner (1976-79)
    White House Communications Director (1975-76)
    White House Staff Asst. to White House Communications Dir. (1969-73)
    George W. Bush for President
    Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame 2003
    Naturalized US Citizen 1948


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