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Mortimer Caplin
Commissioner of Internal Revenue
In office
February 7, 1961 – July 10, 1964
President John F. Kennedy
Lyndon B. Johnson
Preceded by Charles I. Fox (Acting)
Succeeded by Bernard M. Harding (Acting)
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Mortimer Maxwell Caplin

(1916-07-11)July 11, 1916
New York City, U.S.
Died July 15, 2019(2019-07-15) (aged 103)
Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater University of Virginia
University of Virginia School of Law

Mortimer Maxwell Caplin (July 11, 1916 – July 15, 2019) was an American lawyer and educator. He was the founding member of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered. Caplin served on John F. Kennedy's Task Force on Taxation and in January 1961. He appointed U.S. Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Caplin was born in New York City, New York. He turned 100 in July 2016. Caplin died on July 15, 2019 in Chevy Chase, Maryland at the age of 103.

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