Douglas Allen Kahn

Title: Paul G. Kauper Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Douglas Allen Kahn, Paul G. Kauper Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law and higher education.

Inspired to enter the field of law due to the influence of his brother, who was a prominent lawyer in Washington, DC, Mr. Kahn had fallen in love with the subject upon taking his first class in law school. In 1955, he earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he later received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from The George Washington University in 1958. Mr. Kahn’s path toward education was a natural progression, as he always wanted to involve himself in teaching even before he was interested in law.

From 1964 until his retirement from teaching, Mr. Kahn was a professor of law at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Earning the status of Paul G. Kauper Distinguished Professor in 1984, he stayed at that rank until his retirement in 2017. Throughout his tenure, he also served as a visiting professor at several esteemed universities, including Stanford University, Duke University, Fordham University, the University of Cambridge and Florida State University. Prior to diving into higher education, Mr. Kahn was an attorney in the civil and tax division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1958 to 1962 and an associate at Sachs and Jacobs in Washington, DC, from 1962 to 1964.

In an effort to remain abreast of changes within his industry, Mr. Kahn maintains affiliation with several organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Michigan Bar Association. Notably, he was selected to be a member of the Order of the Coif during his studies in law. In addition, Mr. Kahn has contributed a number of articles to professional journals and was the former comment editor of the George Washington Law Review from 1956 to 1958. He is a noted co-author of “Federal Tax Income,” “Principles of Corporate Taxation,” “Corporate Income Taxation” and “Federal Taxation of Gifts, Trusts and Estates,” among other works.

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to law, Mr. Kahn has received several accolades throughout his tenure. The recipient of the Emil Brown Foundation Prize in 1969, he also earned the Distinguished Award from Case Western Reserve University and the Norman Sugarman Award. The George Washington University also honored him as a Distinguished Alumni Scholar. Mr. Kahn has been selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who in the World.

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