Arthur Levitt is the 25th Chairman of the United States Securities
and Exchange Commission. First appointed by President Clinton
in July 1993, the President reappointed Chairman Levitt to
a second five-year term in May 1998. On September 9, 1999,
he became the longest serving Chairman of the Commission.
His term expires on June 5, 2003.
Before joining the Commission, Mr. Levitt owned Roll Call,
a newspaper that covers Capitol Hill. From 1989 to 1993, he
served as the Chairman of the New York City Economic Development
Corporation, and from 1978 to 1989 he was the Chairman of
the American Stock Exchange. Prior to joining the AMEX, Mr.
Levitt worked for 16 years on Wall Street. He graduated Phi
Beta Kappa from Williams College in 1952 before serving for
two years in the Air Force.
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