The President today announced that he will nominate two persons to be judges of the United States Tax Court for the terms of 15 years. They are:
Sheldon V. Ekman, of Westport, Conn., who is presently a partner in the New York City law firm of Reavis & McGrath. Ekman was born March 12, 1920, in Manchester, N.H. He received a B.A. degree from Harvard in 1939 and an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1942. From 1945 to 1950, he was a trial attorney with the Internal Revenue Service. From 1950 to 1969, he was with the firm of S. D. Leidesdorf & Co., and since 1969 he has been with Reavis & McGrath. Since 1979, Ekman has served as adjunct professor of law and taxation at New York University, and he is chairman of the advisory committee of the New York University Institute on Federal Taxation. He would replace William Drennen, who has retired.
Edna Gaynell Parker, of Arlington, Va., who has been a special trial judge of the U.S. Tax Court since 1977. Parker was born October 30, 1930, in Johnston County, N.C. She received a B.A. degree from New Jersey College for Women in 1953 and an LL.B. degree from George Washington University in 1957. She was a law clerk to the late Judge Madden and the late Chief Judge Jones of the U.S. Court of Claims from 1957 to 1959 and from 1960 to 1969, she was a trial attorney with the Justice Department. From 1969 to 1977, she served as an administrative judge on the Contract Appeals Board of the Transportation Department. She would replace William Quealy, who has resigned.