TAXATION: Shafroth Out

In the perpetually shifting line-up of the New Deal, one of the least permanent jobs in Washington has been the important legal post of Chief of Counsel for the Bureau of Internal Revenue—whose legal policies toward taxes and taxpayers have lately been increasingly stiffened and dominated by onetime Law Professor Herman Oliphant. Clarence Miles Charest, who held it in 1933, moved out to make room for Elijah Barrett Prettyman who moved out to make room for Robert Houghwout Jackson. When Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau's good friend Bob Jackson was elevated to...

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