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John A. Koskinen
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IRS Commissioner
In office
5 Years
Term ends
November 12, 2017
Elections and appointments
NominatedAugust 1, 2013
ConfirmedDecember 20, 2013
Appointed byBarack Obama
Prior offices
Deputy Mayor and City Administrator in Washington, D.C.
Assistant to the President and Chair of President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion
Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Bachelor'sDuke University
Master'sUniversity of Cambridge
J.D.Yale Law School
Date of birthJuly 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]


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]


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


Koskinen is married with two children.[5]

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