Donald C. Alexander

Washington, DC

Don Alexander, who died at the age of 87 in February 2, 2009, was a tax expert extraordinaire who was sought after by some of the world’s most prominent organizations for his sage tax advice.

He served during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star for his valor and bravery. An honors graduate of both Yale and Harvard Law, Don had a successful career in private practice, but he was perhaps best known for his many years of public service, particularly his role as Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service from 1973 to 1977. Don famously resisted political pressure to abuse the authority of his agency, and had a reputation for honesty and integrity.

Don was inducted into the College in 2001.