D. Irvin Couvillion
Prior to his lengthy service on the Tax Court, Couvillion was engaged in tax litigation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a decade. Before entering private practice, he had been an Administrative Assistant to U.S. Representative Speedy O. Long, from Louisiana's Eighth District from 1966-73.
Couvillion earned a B.S. in Accounting from Louisiana State University, 1956; a J.D. from Louisiana State University Law School, 1959; and an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., 1973.