Talk:Commissioner of Internal Revenue
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How long do they serve?
How long does a commissioner serve?
It used to be that commissioners had unlimited tenure: Guy Helvering may have been the longest- serving Commissioner, at 10 years, 4 months (6/6/1933 — 10/8/1943). The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 set a five-year term of office. The Commissioner serving when this Act became law, Charles Rossotti, served the full five years, from November 1997 to November 2002.
Potential Reference Sources
- I think the website for www.taxhistory.org should be OK. Also, I can check it against CCH's website, which is highly authoritative. (CCH also has the list of Commissioners.) Famspear 02:06, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
- I found a historical list of Commissioners in an official IRS publication (see the new reference) and transferred all the info. Comparing it with what you entered, it seems the same, except not including any acting Commissioners. I'm not sure if the they really need to be included - I assume they were just bureaucratic caretakers, acting for a week or at most a few months until someone was appointed. I made some attempts at wikification, but some of the links are going to different people with the same name. -- Minivet 02:10, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
Wikitabled the list, I'm going to leave it up to someone more invested in this article to check and decide whether to post it:
Source: Tax History Project
No article on Guy Helvering; I guess he only lives on in case captions. Green Raum, a Civil War commander turned anti-moonshiner, seems like another fascinating figure without an article. Tim.kennedy 07:17, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
- As time allows, I'll try to check this table against the CCH list, and transfer the table to the article if it's accurate. Stay tuned. Yours, Famspear 15:26, 2 March 2007 (UTC)