Richard T. Morrison
Born in Kansas, Morrison received a B.A. and a B.S. from the University of Kansas in 1989 and was a visiting student at Mansfield College, Oxford University from 1987 to 1988. He received a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, 1993 and a M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1994. He was a law clerk to Judge Jerry Edwin Smith, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1993 to 1994, and was then an associate with Baker & McKenzie in Chicago until 1996, and with Mayer Brown & Platt, also in Chicago, until 2001.
Morrison then entered government service, working as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Review and Appellate Matters in the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice, from September 2001 to August 2008 (except for term as Acting Assistant Attorney General, from July 2007 to January 2008). Nominated by President George W. Bush as Judge, United States Tax Court, on November 15, 2007, Morrison was confirmed by Senate, July 7, 2008.