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Hon. Isaac C. Hunt


Washington, DC, USA


lsaac C. Hunt, Jr. was nominated to the Securities and Exchange Commission by President Bill Clinton in August 1995 and confirmed by the Senate on January 26,1996- He was sworn in as a Commissioner on February 29, 1996. His term expired July 26, 2002. Subsequent to his service on the Commission, Mr. Hunt served on the Board of Governors, and as a member of that Board's Audit Committee, of the a national securities exchange, and thereafter as Special Ethics Counsel to that Exchange, for several years. He is currently on the speaking circuit for the financial/securities industry. 

Prior to being nominated to the Commission, Mr. Hunt was Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Akron School of Law, a position he held from 1987 to 1995. He taught securities law for seven of the eight years he served as Dean. Previously, he was Dean of the Antioch School of Law in Washington. D.C. where he also taught securities law. In addition, Mr. Hunt served during the Carter and Reagan Administrations at the Department of the Army in the Office of the General Counsel as Principal Deputy General Counsel and as Acting General Counsel. As an associate with the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue from 1977 to 1979, Mr. Hunt practiced in the fields of corporate and securities law, government procurement litigation, administrative law, and international trade. ln addition, Mr. Hunt commenced his career at the SEC as a staff attorney from 1962 to 1967. Mr. Hunt was born on August 1, 1937 in Danville. Virginia. He earned his B.A. from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee in 1957, and his LL.B. from the University of Virginia School of Law. In 1999, Mr. Hunt received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Fisk University.

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