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Internal Revenue Service Nomination of Jerome Kurtz To Be Commissioner.

March 21, 1977

The President today announced that he will nominate Jerome Kurtz, of Philadelphia, Pa., to be Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Kurtz is an attorney with the Philadelphia law firm of Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen.

Kurtz was born in Philadelphia on May 19, 1931. He received a B.S. degree from Temple University in 1952 and an LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School, magna cure laude, in 1955.

He joined Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen in 1955. He spent 1956 and 1957 serving in the U.S. Army, and in 1957 he returned to the law firm, where he worked until 1966.

From 1966 to 1968, Kurtz served as tax legislative counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department. In 1968 he returned to Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen.

Kurtz was a lecturer on taxation at Villanova Law School in 1964-65 and at the University of Pennsylvania from 1969 to 1974. He was a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School in 1975-76.

He was a member of the Advisory Group to the Commissioner of Internal Revenue in 1976. He was chairman of the tax section of the Philadelphia Bar Association in 1975-76 and is a member of the American Law Institute and the Legal Activities Policy Board, Tax Analysts and Advocates.

Kurtz has had numerous articles published on taxation and has testified as an invited panelist before congressional committees.

Jimmy Carter, Internal Revenue Service Nomination of Jerome Kurtz To Be Commissioner. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/243215