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Nomination of Kenneth W. Gideon To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury


The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth W. Gideon to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Tax Policy). He would succeed O. Donaldson Chapoton.

Since 1986 Mr. Gideon has been a partner with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was in practice with Fulbright and Jaworski, 1983 - 1986. He served as Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, 1981 - 1983. Mr. Gideon has served in several capacities on the American Bar Association including council member elected for a term to end 1990; chairman of the committee on government relations, 1984 - 1986; and chairman of the committee on court procedure, 1979 - 1981. He was the cochair of the task force on civil tax penalties, 1988.

Mr. Gideon graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1968) and Yale Law School (J.D., 1971). Mr. Gideon resides in Washington, DC.

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