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Neil O. Staebler

The Commission's first Vice Chairman, Neil 0. Staebler was formerly chairman of the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee (1950-61), a member of the National Democratic Committee (1965-68 and 1972-75), a one-term Member of the House (1963-65) and a gubernatorial candidate in 1964 against former Gov. Ceorge W. Romney (1963-69). He served on President Kennedy's Commission on Campaign Financing in 1961 and was vice chairman of the 1970 Twentieth Century Task Force on Financing Congressional Campaigns. Mr. Staebler was graduated from the University of Michigan in 1926. Originally appointed for three years in 1975, he was reappointed upon reconstitution for a one-year term.