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Commissioners

The United States Commission on Civil Rights is composed of eight Commissioners: four appointed by the President and four by Congress. Not more than four members shall at any one time be of the same political party.

The President also designates the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the Commission's members with the concurrence of a majority of the Commission's members.

The Commissioners serve 6-year terms. No Senate confirmation is required. The President may remove a member of the Commission only for neglect of duty or malfeasance in office.

 

Presidential Appointees

Catherine E. Lhamon (Chair)
Of Counsel, National Center for Youth Law
Former Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Washington, DC
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

Patricia Timmons-Goodson (Vice Chair)
Associate Justice (Retired) Supreme Court of North Carolina
Fayetteville, North Carolina
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

Debo P. Adegbile
Partner
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP
New York, New York
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: DEMOCRAT

Karen K. Narasaki
Independent Civil and Human Rights Consultant
Washington, DC
POLITICAL AFFILIATION: INDEPENDENT

   Updated: October 02, 2017