List of Judges of the United States Tax Court

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The United States Tax Court is composed of 19 members appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.[1] Reappointment, when requested by a Tax Court judge[2] is generally pro forma regardless of the political party of the appointing President and the political party of the re-appointing (sitting) President.[citation needed] By statute, Congress has granted to the President the power to remove the judges of the U.S. Tax Court "for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office...." [3]

In addition, the Chief Judge may appoint a number of Special Trial Judges, who serve a function comparable to magistrate judges in the United States district courts.

The 19-member court currently has four vacancies.

Sitting judges
Appointed by the President of the United States.

Senior judges
Appointed by the President of the United States; terms of senior service are in italics.

Special Trial Judges
Appointed by the Chief Judge of the Tax Court.

Former judges[edit]

Judge Began active
service
Ended active
service
Ended senior
service
William W. Arnold[4] 1935 1950
C. Rogers Arundell[4] 1925 1969
Renato Beghe 1999 2003 2012
Eugene Black[4] 1929 1966
Charles Clapp 1983 1998
Herbert Chabot 1978 2001
Howard A. Dawson, Jr. 1962 1985 2016
Richard L. Disney[4] 1951
William Miller Drennen 1958 1972
William M. Fay 1961 2000
Bruce M. Forrester 1957 1978
Harry Haines 2003 2008 2016
Marion Janet Harron[4] 1936 1970
Samuel B. Hill[4] 1936 1953
Leo H. Irwin[5] 1968
James S.Y. Ivins[6] 1924
Luther Alexander Johnson[7] 1946 1956
John W. Kern, Jr.[4] 1937 1961 1971
Jules G. Körner III 1981 1997
Diane Kroupa 2003 2014
James Russell Leech[4][8] 1932 1952
Arthur Johnson Mellott[4] 1935 1945
J. Edgar Murdock[4] 1926 1968
Arthur L. Nims, III 1979 1992
Clarence V. Opper[4] 1938 1965
Carolyn Miller Parr 1985 2002
Percy W. Phillips[6] 1924
William H. Quealy 1969 1980
Arnold Raum 1950 1978 1998
Stephen E. Rice 1952 1958
Perry Shields 1982 1994
Charles R. Simpson 1965 1987
Charles P. Smith[4] 1946
John M. Sternhagen[4] 1924 1945
Stephen Swift 1983
2000
1998
2008
2010
Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. 1965 1983 1999
Bolon B. Turner[4] 1968
John A. Tyson[4] 1950
Ernest H. Van Fossan[4] 1926 1961
Robert Wherry Jr. 2003 2014 2018
Darrell D. Wiles 1972 1987
B. John Williams 1985 1990
Lawrence A. Wright 1984 1996

Special Trial Judges

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See generally 26 U.S.C. § 7443(a) and (b).
  2. ^ I.R.C. 7447(b)(3)).
  3. ^ See 26 U.S.C. § 7443(f).
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p The Tax Court of the United States, United States Government Manual", Division of Public Inquiries, Office of War Information (1945).
  5. ^ "Newest Judge To Sit In Tax Court Here", The Milwaukee Journal (February 4, 1968).
  6. ^ a b "Report of the United States Board of Tax Appeals, Volume 1, p. 3 (Government Printing Office, 1926)"
  7. ^ Luther Johnson Congressional Biography].
  8. ^ James Russell Leech Congressional Biography].