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Friday, April 30, 2010

Death of Alvin Storrs

Storrs Tax Prof Alvin Storrs (Michigan State) died Monday, April 26, 2010, after a lengthy illness. From the Michigan State press release:

"This is a terrible loss for the Law College," said Joan Howarth, dean of MSU College of Law. "Al Storrs exemplified the highest values of our law school and our profession. With his passing, we have lost a wonderful teacher, a masterful and inspiring leader, and an exceptional man of principle, vision, and grace."

Professor Storrs had been a highly-respected member of the MSU College of Law faculty since 1987. He was chair of the Taxation Law concentration program and proudly served as faculty advisor to the Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Professor Storrs taught Basic Income Taxation, Corporate Income Taxation, and Deferred and Executive Compensation at the Law College, teaching most recently in the fall 2009 semester. ... 

Professor Storrs is survived by his wife, Regina, and their two children, Alvin and Ashley; his oldest daughters, Verna Nevels and Heather Holloway; his granddaughter, Ashlyn; and his dear mother, Amye Davis. Those who wish to share fond memories or extend condolences to the family may send them to The Family of Professor Alvin Storrs, c/o Michigan State University College of Law, 368 Law College Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1300. ...

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made in Professor Storrs' name to any of the following:

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I am very sad to hear about professor Storrs' passing. He was my favorite professor and truly showed interest in my career and development as a tax attorney. I learned more in his tax courses than many of the tax courses I took in a top LL.M. program. He was a talented and dedicated professor and will be missed. I can attribute, in part, the success of my career to him and I know that I am not alone. I hope there is a great tax library and a great golf course where you are Professor Storrs. We love you and miss you.

Liz T.
(2000 graduate)

Posted by: Elizabeth Tenney | May 1, 2010 5:23:52 AM