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Arthur Nims

Arthur L. Nims, III (born January 3, 1923) is a senior judge of the United States Tax Court.


  • Biography 1
  • Trivia 2
  • Attribution 3
  • References 4


Nims was born in Oklahoma in 1923.[1] After attending public schools in Internal Revenue Service in New York until 1954, and in Washington D.C. from 1954-55. Nims returned to private practice in Newark, New Jersey becoming a partner in the law firm of McCarter and English from 1961–79; serving at the same time as Secretary in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, 1977–79; Chairman, Section of Taxation, New Jersey State Bar Association, 1969–71; and as a member of the American Law Institute

Nims was appointed by President Jimmy Carter as Judge, United States Tax Court, on June 29, 1979, for a term ending June 28, 1994. He served as Chief Judge of the Tax Court from June 1, 1988 to May 31, 1992 and retired on June 1, 1992, but was recalled as Senior Judge to perform judicial duties from that date to the present.


  • Member of the American College of Tax Counsel
  • Received the Kellogg Award for Lifetime Achievement from Williams College
  • Received Tax Society of New York University Award for lifetime achievement.


Material on this page was copied from the website of the United States Tax Court, which is published by a United States government agency, and is therefore in the public domain.


  1. ^ "Jimmy Carter: "United States Tax Court Nomination of Arthur L. Nims III To Be a Judge". Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
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