SpacerJudge Howard A. Dawson, Jr.
Chambers Telephone Number: 202-521-0670

Senior Judge. b. Arkansas. Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, DC, 1940; University of North Carolina, B.S. in Commerce, 1946; George Washington University School of Law, J.D. with honors, 1949. President, Case Club; Secretary-Treasurer, Student Bar Association. Private practice of law, Washington, DC, 1949-50. Served with the United States Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, as follows: Attorney, Civil Division, Office of Chief Counsel, 1950-53; Civil Advisory Counsel, Atlanta Region, 1953-57; Regional Counsel, Atlanta Region, 1958; Personal Assistant to Chief Counsel, 1958-59, Assistant Chief Counsel (Administration), 1959-62. Military service: U.S. Army Finance Corps, 1943-45; two years in European Theater; Captain, Finance Corps., U.S. Army Reserve (Retired). Member of District of Columbia Bar, 1949, Georgia Bar, 1958, American Bar Association (Section of Taxation), Federal Bar Association, Chi Psi, Delta Theta Phi, George Washington University Law Alumni Association. Appointed by President Kennedy as Judge, Tax Court of the United States, on August 21, 1962, for a term ending June 1, 1970. Reappointed on June 2, 1970, for a term ending June 1, 1985. Served as Chief Judge of the Tax Court from July 1, 1973, to June 30, 1977, and again from July 1, 1983, to June 1, 1985. Retired on June 2, 1985. David Brennan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Akron Law School, Spring Term 1986; Professor and Director, Graduate Tax Program, University of Baltimore Law School, 1986-89. Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, University of San Diego, Winter 1991. Recalled as Senior Judge to perform judicial duties 1990 to present.

Last updated: January 7, 2009