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|Name = John A. Koskinen  
 
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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 the current Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  Koskinen was nominated to the position on August 1, 2013 and [[Appointment confirmation process|confirmed]] on December 20, 2013, by a vote of 59-36.<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><ref name="confirmation">[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/john-koskinen-irs_n_4480532.html ''Huffington Post'', "John Koskinen Confirmed As Next IRS Commissioner By Senate," December 20, 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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Koskinen had a hearing before the [[United States Senate Committee on Finance|Senate Finance Committee]] on December 10, 2013.<ref name="cpatoday"/>
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Revision as of 13:07, 2 January 2014

John A. Koskinen
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IRS Commissioner
In office
5 Years
Term ends
December 20, 2018
Elections and appointments
NominatedAugust 1, 2013
ConfirmedDecember 20, 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 the current Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Koskinen was nominated to the position on August 1, 2013 and confirmed on December 20, 2013, by a vote of 59-36.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

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.[4][5]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Koskinen's academic, professional and political career:[4][6]

  • 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 vote

John Koskinen confirmation vote, December 20, 2013
Party Votes for Approveda Votes against Defeatedd Total votes
Democratic Party Democrats 52 0 52
Republican Party Republicans 5 36 41
Independent Independents 2 0 2
Total Votes 59 36 95


Personal

Koskinen is married with two children.[5]

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References