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Monday, June 2, 2008

Death of Walter Diamond

Thediamonds_dec07Today's New York Times reports on the death of international tax expert Walter H. Diamond:

Walter H. Diamond, an expert on international taxation, trade and economics who advised world leaders and wrote more than 80 books, died on May 23 in White Plains. He was 95 and lived in Hartsdale, N.Y.

The cause was kidney failure, said his wife of 60 years, Dorothy, the co-author of many of his books. Mr. Diamond had a wide-ranging career in academia, the private sector and government, becoming involved in international affairs as early as World War II. ...

Mr. Diamond was also director of the economics department of McGraw-Hill International and was the manager for international taxation at two major accounting firms, Deloitte & Touche and KPMG, then called KPMG Peat Marwick.

Mr. and Mrs. Diamond were the benefactors of Thomas Jefferson School of Law's Walter H. and Dorothy B. Diamond International Tax and Financial Services Program. For more, see the Thomas Jefferson website.  You can sign the guest book here.  (Hat Tip:  Richard Jefferson.)

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What a giant! What an inspiration of a man.

Posted by: Jeff Steed | Mar 3, 2009 10:53:18 AM