Terms of Office

Each CFTC commissioner is appointed specifically to one of the CFTC's five terms. When the CFTC was established in 1975, the five-year terms were staggered to ensure that one term ended each year. Because of this, certain CFTC commissioners have been appointed to and have held more than one term.

The Commissioner Terms of Office contains each five-year term and lists each commissioner who has served in that term and his or her specific dates of service. An asterisk indicates those commissioners who have held more than one of the five terms.

Commissioner

Term Available

Dates of Service

William T. Bagley
(Chairman 04/15/75 – 11/15/78)

04/15/75 – 04/15/80

04/15/75 – 11/15/78

Read P. Dunn, Jr.

04/15/80 – 04/15/85

04/15/80 – 11/13/81*

Susan M. Phillips
(Acting Chairman 05/28/83 – 11/16/83)
(Chairman 11/17/83 – 07/24/87)

04/15/80 – 04/15/85
04/15/85 – 04/15/90

11/16/81 – 07/24/87

Wendy L. Gramm
(Chairman 02/22/88 – 01/22/93)

04/15/85 – 04/15/90
04/15/90 – 04/15/95

02/22/88 – 01/22/93

Sheila C. Bair

04/15/90 – 04/15/95

10/05/94 – 06/16/95*

David D. Spears
(Acting Chairman 06/02/99 – 08/10/99)

04/15/95 – 04/15/00

09/03/96 – 12/20/01

Walter L. Lukken
(Acting Chairman 6/27/07- 01/20/09)

04/15/00 – 04/15/05
04/15/05 – 04/15/10

08/07/02 – 07/10/09

Scott D. O’Malia

04/15/05 – 04/15/10
04/15/10 – 04/15/15

10/19/09 – 08/08/14

Brian D. Quintenz

04/15/15 – 04/15/20

08/15/17

Commissioner

Term Available

Dates of Service

Gary L. Seevers
(Acting Chairman 12/06/78 – 05/03/79)

04/15/75 – 04/15/79

04/15/75 – 06/01/79

Phillip McB. Johnson
(Chairman 06/08/81 – 05/01/83)

04/15/79 – 04/15/84

06/06/81 – 05/01/83

Robert R. Davis

04/15/84 – 04/15/89

10/03/84 – 04/30/90

Sheila C. Bair
(Acting Chairman 08/21/93 – 12/21/93)

04/15/89 – 04/15/94

05/02/91 – 10/04/94*

Mary L. Schapiro
(Chairman 10/13/94 – 01/26/96)

04/15/94 – 04/15/99

10/13/94 – 01/26/96

Brooksley E. Born
(Chairperson 08/26/96 – 06/01/99)

04/15/94 – 04/15/99

08/26/96 – 06/01/99

William J. Rainer
(Chairman 08/11/99 – 01/19/01)

04/15/99 – 04/13/04

08/11/99 – 01/19/01

Sharon Brown-Hruska
(Acting Chairman 08/24/04 – 07/10/05)

04/13/99 – 04/13/04
04/13/04 – 04/13/09

08/07/02 – 07/28/06

Jill E. Sommers

04/13/04 – 04/13/09
04/13/09 – 04/13/14

08/08/07 – 07/08/13

J. Christopher Giancarlo
(Acting Chairman 01/20/17 – 08/10/17 )
(Chairman 08/10/17 - )

04/13/14 – 04/13/19

06/16/14

Commissioner

Term Available

Dates of Service

Read P. Dunn, Jr.

04/15/75 – 04/15/78

04/15/75 – 04/15/80*

James M. Stone
(Chairman 05/04/79 – 06/08/81)

04/15/78 – 04/15/83

05/04/79 – 01/31/83

William E. Seale

04/15/83 – 04/15/88

11/16/83 – 09/01/88

William P. Albrecht
(Acting Chairman 01/22/93 – 08/20/93)

04/15/88 – 04/15/93

11/22/88 – 08/20/93

John E. Tull, Jr.
(Acting Chairman 01/27/96 – 08/25/96)

04/15/93 – 04/15/98

11/24/93 – 02/27/99

Thomas J. Erickson

04/15/98 – 04/13/03

06/21/99 – 12/01/02

Frederick W. Hatfield

04/13/03 – 04/13/08

12/06/04 – 12/31/06

Bart Chilton

04/13/03 – 04/13/08
04/13/08 – 04/13/13

08/08/07 – 03/21/14

Sharon Y. Bowen

04/13/13 – 04/13/18

06/09/14 – 09/29/17

Commissioner

Term Available

Dates of Service

John V. Rainbolt, II

04/15/75 – 04/15/77

04/15/75 – 05/18/78

David G. Gartner

04/15/77 – 04/15/82

05/19/78 – 10/05/82

Fowler C. West

04/15/82 – 04/15/87
04/15/87 – 04/15/92

10/06/82 – 01/20/93

Barbara P. Holum
(Acting Chairman 12/22/93 – 10/07/94)

04/15/92 – 04/13/97
04/13/97 – 04/13/02
04/13/02 – 04/13/07

11/28/93 – 12/09/03

Reuben Jeffery III
(Chairman 07/11/05 – 6/27/07)

04/13/02 – 04/13/07

07/11/05 – 06/27/07

Gary Gensler
(Chairman 05/21/09 – 01/03/14)

04/13/07 – 04/13/12

05/19/09 – 01/03/14

Timothy G. Massad
(Chairman 06/05/14 – 01/20/17)

04/13/12 – 04/13/17

06/05/14 - 02/17/17

Commissioner

Term Available

Dates of Service

Robert L. Martin

06/19/75 – 06/19/76
06/19/76 – 06/19/81

06/20/75 – 08/31/81

Kalo A. Hineman
(Acting Chairman 07/27/87 – 02/22/88)

06/19/81 – 06/19/86
06/19/86 – 06/19/91

01/12/82 – 06/19/91

Joseph B. Dial

06/19/91 – 06/19/96

06/20/91 – 11/13/97

James E. Newsome
(Acting Chairman 01/20/01 – 12/27/01)
(Chairman 12/27/01 – 07/23/04)

06/19/96 – 06/19/01
06/19/01 – 06/19/06

08/10/98 – 07/23/04

Michael V. Dunn
(Acting Chairman 01/20/09 – 05/19/09)

06/19/01 – 06/19/06
06/19/06 – 06/19/11

12/06/04 – 10/24/11

Mark P. Wetjen
(Acting Chairman 01/03/14 – 06/05/14)

06/19/11 – 06/19/16

10/25/11 – 08/28/15

Rostin Behnam

06/19/16 – 06/19/21

09/06/17

* Held two separate terms of office.