SpacerJudge John O. Colvin
Chambers Telephone Number: 202-521-0662

Senior Judge. b. Ohio. A.B., University of Missouri, 1968; J.D., 1971; LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center, 1978. During college and law school, employed by Niedner, Niedner, Nack and Bodeux, St. Charles, MO; Missouri Attorney General John C. Danforth and Missouri State Representative Richard C. Marshall, Jefferson City, MO; and U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield and Congressman Thomas B. Curtis, Washington, DC. Admitted to practice law in Missouri, 1971, and District of Columbia, 1974. Office of the Chief Counsel, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, D.C., 1971-75. Served as Tax Counsel, Senator Bob Packwood, 1975-84; Chief Counsel, 1985-87, and Chief Minority Counsel, 1987-88, U.S. Senate Finance Committee; Officer, Tax Section, Federal Bar Association, since 1978; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, since 1987. Numerous civic and community activities. Appointed by President Reagan as Judge, United States Tax Court, on September 1, 1988, for a term ending August 31, 2003. Reappointed on August 12, 2004, for a term ending August 11, 2019. Elected as Chief Judge for two-year terms effective June 1, 2006, June 1, 2008, and June 1, 2010; and for the interim period March 8 through August 6, 2013. Retired on November 16, 2016, but continues to perform judicial duties as Senior Judge on recall.

Last updated: November 18, 2016