Paul L. Caron

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Remembering Ed Kleinbard (USC)

Following up on my previous posts (links below) on the death this summer of Tax Prof Ed Kleinbard (USC) (November 6, 1951 - June 28, 2020):  USC Law Magazine: Remembering Professor Edward D. Kleinbard:

Kleinbard (2015)In early March, on the day before he entered the hospital for what turned out to be his final surgery in a long and brave battle with cancer, Edward D. Kleinbard, Robert C. Packard Chair in Law at USC Gould School of Law, did what friends and loved ones called “quintessential Ed.” 

He sent his publisher the final manuscript of his second book, What’s Luck Got to Do with It?: How Smarter Government Can Rescue the American Dream (due early 2021 from Oxford University Press), a follow-up to his 2015 book, We are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money.

Kleinbard’s death on June 28, at 68, made national news and sparked tributes from his colleagues at USC Gould.

One of the nation’s preeminent tax scholars — whose unusual career arc took him from a renowned New York law firm to Capitol Hill to USC — Kleinbard never dabbled. He pursued anything he took up with passionate intensity. ...

In addition to cycling, Kleinbard loved landscape photography. He was a former fly-fishing enthusiast, and he had a dazzling private collection of more than 100 bottles of vintage wine.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the date of a memorial service has yet to be set. 

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