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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Death Of Larry Jegen

JegenIU McKinney Mourns the Passing of Professor Lawrence A. Jegen III:

Professor Lawrence A. Jegen, III, passed away on May 17, 2018, at his home in Indianapolis. He was 83 years old. He taught at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law for 56 years before his retirement in 2018. He joined the faculty in 1962 as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to an Associate Professor two years later, and became a full professor in 1966.

“It is hard to understate the impact that Professor Jegen made on the lives of others during his remarkable 56-year career at our law school," said IU McKinney Dean Andrew R. Klein. "Using the word ‘legend’ might sound like hyperbole, but today it does not. The outpouring of affection that I have heard from generations of McKinney Law alumni is overwhelming. This is a sad day for our law school family, but also a moment to remember the incredible difference that a teacher can make. We will miss Professor Jegen, but never forget him.”

Professor Jegen was named the Thomas F. Sheehan Professor of Tax Law and Policy in 1982, a title he held until his retirement. During his career, Professor Jegen taught in the areas of civil and criminal law, federal and state taxation, business and estate planning, and philanthropy. He was renowned as one of his generation’s top tax scholars. Professor Jegen was, by appointment of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue, a member of the Commissioner’s Advisory Committee from 1981 to1982, and he received nine Certificates of Recognition from the Internal Revenue Service for contributions to the education of Internal Revenue Service personnel. Further, due to his contributions to the enactment of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, he attended the signing of the Act, at President Gerald Ford's invitation, in the Rose Garden at the White House on Labor Day in 1974. ...

In 2018, an endowed chair, the Lawrence A. Jegen, III Chair in Tax Law, was created in his honor.

(Hat Tip: Margaret Ryznar.)

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