Former FTC official Elman dies

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Former Federal Trade Commissioner Philip Elman, 81, died Nov. 30 in Bethesda, Md., of respiratory and renal failure. During his stint on the Federal Trade Commission in the 1960s, Mr. Elman was an often-controversial proponent of consumer issues. He has been credited with pushing the FTC to go beyond simply issuing cease-and-desist orders and look into corrective advertising as a remedy for deceptive ads. He also helped open FTC cases to public comment.before final action could be taken.

Copyright December 1999, Crain Communications Inc.

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