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}}{{tnr}}'''John A. Koskinen''' (b. July 30, 1939 in Cleveland, [[Ohio]]) is President [[Barack Obama]]'s nominee to succeed Douglas Shulman as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Koskinen was nominated to the position on August 1, 2013.<ref name="cpatoday">[http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Senate-Schedules-Confirmation-Hearing-New-IRS-Commissioner-68905-1.html ''Accounting Today'', "Senate Schedules Confirmation Hearing for New IRS Commissioner," December 3, 2013]</ref><ref name="politico">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/worst-job-in-washington-95081.html ''Politico'', "John Koskinen tapped for worst job in D.C.," August 1, 2013]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''John A. Koskinen''' (b. July 30, 1939, in Cleveland, [[Ohio]]) is President [[Barack Obama]]'s nominee to succeed Douglas Shulman as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Koskinen was nominated to the position on August 1, 2013.<ref name="cpatoday">[http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/Senate-Schedules-Confirmation-Hearing-New-IRS-Commissioner-68905-1.html ''Accounting Today'', "Senate Schedules Confirmation Hearing for New IRS Commissioner," December 3, 2013]</ref><ref name="politico">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/08/worst-job-in-washington-95081.html ''Politico'', "John Koskinen tapped for worst job in D.C.," August 1, 2013]</ref>
  
 
He previously served as Director and Interim CEO at Freddie Mac as well as serving as Deputy Mayor of Washington, D.C. among other positions in the public and private sector.<ref name="busweek">[http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=9394976&ticker=AES&previousCapId=639004&previousTitle=SEAF ''Businessweek'', "John A. Koskinen," accessed December 10, 2013]</ref>
 
He previously served as Director and Interim CEO at Freddie Mac as well as serving as Deputy Mayor of Washington, D.C. among other positions in the public and private sector.<ref name="busweek">[http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=9394976&ticker=AES&previousCapId=639004&previousTitle=SEAF ''Businessweek'', "John A. Koskinen," accessed December 10, 2013]</ref>

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John A. Koskinen
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IRS Commissioner nominee
Elections and appointments
NominatedAugust 1, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Deputy Mayor and City Administrator in Washington, D.C.
2000-2003
Assistant to the President and Chair of President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion
1998-2000
Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
1994-1997
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University
Master'sUniversity of Cambridge
J.D.Yale Law School
Personal
BirthdayJuly 30, 1939
Place of birthCleveland, OH
ProfessionExecutive, Politician
John A. Koskinen (b. July 30, 1939, in Cleveland, Ohio) is President Barack Obama's nominee to succeed Douglas Shulman as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Koskinen was nominated to the position on August 1, 2013.[1][2]

He previously served as Director and Interim CEO at Freddie Mac as well as serving as Deputy Mayor of Washington, D.C. among other positions in the public and private sector.[3]

Biography

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Koskinen, Koskinen graduated from Duke University before earning a Master's degree from the University of Cambridge and his J.D. from Yale Law School.[3][4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Koskinen's academic, professional and political career:[3][5]

  • 1961: Graduated from Duke University
  • 1964: Earned J.D. from Yale Law School
  • 1965: Earned Master's degree from University of Cambridge
  • 1994-1997: Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
  • 1998-2000: Assistant to the President and Chair of the Council on Year 2000 Conversion
  • 2000-2003: Deputy Mayor and City Administrator of Washington, D.C.
  • 2004-2008: President of the U.S. Soccer Foundation
  • 2008-2011: Non-executive Chairman and Acting CEO of Freddie Mac


Confirmation hearings

Koskinen had a hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on December 10, 2013.[1]

Personal

Koskinen is married with two children.[4]

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