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Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton, lately TV news show host, dies at 58 after 'sudden illness'

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Chilton arranged for GATA to testify at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's hearing on the monetary metals markets in 2010 and wanted the commission to investigate manipulation of those markets.

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'Boom Bust' Host, Former CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton, dies at Age 58

From Russia Today, Moscow
Saturday, April 27, 2019

With great sorrow, we announce that our beloved colleague Bart Chilton has passed away at age 58 after a sudden illness.

Our friend Bart brought a unique combination of passion for business and extensive experience in the sphere of finance to his role as host of signature financial show, "Boom Bust," elevating the content and profile to a new level, making it one of the most popular programs on RT America.

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His trademark show opening, "Let's go!" was a perfect expression of his enthusiasm and drive to constantly do more and learn more.

Since the first day he walked into our newsroom -- tall, with a distinctive white mane, trademark cowboy boots, and his enchanting smile -- Bart started making friends. We soon felt that he belonged with us. He became a member of our team and a part of us.

Bart always seemed to project a strong, quiet sense of dignity, and treated every person he met with respect, nomatter what their position, status, or age. He was one of those people who won hearts without saying a word.

His friends and colleague knew him as an overachiever. Prior to his TV career, Bart Chilton was commissioner at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission from 2007 to 2014. At the commission he headed the Energy and Environmental Advisory Committee and the Global Markets Advisory Committee.

He served on multiple local, federal, and presidential campaigns, the Obama presidential transition team, and in the U.S. House, Senate, and executive branch offices. His subject matter expertise spanned from politics and policy -- specifically U.S. and global financial markets, agricultural, energy and the environment, and transportation -- to music, movies, and pop culture.

Commissioner Chilton was known for his individualistic approach to financial regulation, his myriad media appearances, speeches, and frequent opinion editorials. From 1995 to 2001 Commissioner Chilton was a political appointee of President Bill Clinton, rising to deputy chief of staff to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.

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