Paul L. Caron

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Retirement of John Dean, First African-American Tax Court Judge

John F. Dean has retired after twenty years as a Special Trial judge on the U.S. Tax Court.  He was the first African-American Judge on the Tax Court.

Tax Court Logo 2b. Washington, District of Columbia. Graduated, B.S., Michigan State University, 1970; Columbus School of Law; J.D., Catholic University of America, 1975; M.L.T., Georgetown University Law Center, 1985. Admitted to District of Columbia Bar, 1975, Supreme Court of the United States, Federal District Courts, Northern District of Texas, District of Maryland, and United States Tax Court. Employed by the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, Dallas District Counsel, 1975-78; Baltimore District Counsel, 1978-86; Office of Associate Chief Counsel, International, 1986-94. Adjunct Professor of Law, Howard University, 1999 to present; Vice Chair, Judicial Counsel of the Washington Bar Association, 2002-03. Appointed Special Trial Judge, United States Tax Court, on August 7, 1994.

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