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Announcements and News: Former IRS Commissioner, WWII USMC Captain Dies at 100


Former IRS Commissioner, WWII USMC Captain Dies at 100 


You can be almost certain that Randolph W. Thrower, former commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from 1969 to 1971, would have been a supporter and member of Military Outreach for Service. Mr. Thrower, who died at age 100 on March 8, 2014, served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. His service included time in Okinawa and the Philippines which means he was present during some the of bloodiest battles of that war. He served as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation before his military service.
One might easily tell that Mr. Thrower had the requisite honor, sense of duty, and sound moral principles reinforced from his Marine Corps days as he stood up to Richard M. Nixon who wanted the IRS to investigate his enemies. Mr. Thrower was fired when he refused to accede to White House wishes. In his earlier career as a lawyer, he fought for civil rights for Black Americans and equality for women. The American Bar Association awarded Mr. Thrower its highest honor.
You can read obituaries for Mr. Thrower in The New York Times and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Content Type: Announcement
Created at 3/24/2014 11:11 AM  by D.W. Heiser 
Last modified at 3/24/2014 11:11 AM  by D.W. Heiser