DANIEL OLIVER – EPC TOPIC: American History Textbooks: As Fake as Fake News
Oliver is chairman of The Education & Research Institute, an organization that promotes the study of American history, with particular emphasis on the quality of teaching for high school students.
In 1986 he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to be Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. Prior to that he had been appointed General Counsel of the U. S. Department of Education and General Counsel of the U. S. Department of Agriculture. All three appointments required confirmation by the U. S. Senate.
After leaving the Federal Trade Commission in 1989, Mr. Oliver worked for the Heritage Foundation in Paris as Distinguished Fellow, European Regulatory Affairs, and subsequently in Washington as a Senior Fellow.
Mr. Oliver grew up in New York City. He received his B.A. from Harvard College and his LL.B. from Fordham Law School. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962. He is married to Louise Vietor Oliver, the former U. S. Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris, and former chairman of The Intercollegiate Studies Institute. They have five children and twelve grandchildren.