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William Shepard Rose

William Shepard Rose, American lawyer. Bar: South Carolina 1973, Ohio 1977, District of Columbia 1974, United States District Court District of Columbia 1976, United States Tax Court 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976, United States Court Claims Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit, 5th circuit, 4th circuit) 1987, United States Court Appeals (3d, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 11th circuits) 1988.

Background

  • Rose, William Shepard was born on March 9, 1948 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Son of William Shepard and Meta Cantey (Boykin) Rose.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, University South, 1970. Juris Doctor, University South Carolina, 1973. Master of Laws in Taxation, Georgetown University, 1976.

    Career

    • Trial attorney Office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service, Washington, 1973-1977. Associate Frost & Jacobs, Cincinnati, 1977-1980, McNair Law Firm PA, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 1981—1983, partner, 1983—1987, 1989—2008, of counsel, since 2008. Assistant attorney general, tax division United States Department Justice, Washington, 1987-1989.

      Chairman, director Sea Pines Montessori School, 1983-1986, Hilton Head Broadcasting, 1983-1987, MBR Corporation, Adwell Corporation, and subsidiaries, Links Group, Inc., 1989-2000, The Dye Preserve, LLC, Hilton Head Preparatory School, 1986-1987, 89-93. Board director.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Carolina 1973, Ohio 1977, District of Columbia 1974, United States District Court District of Columbia 1976, United States Tax Court 1976, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976, United States Court Claims Court 1978, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit, 5th circuit, 4th circuit) 1987, United States Court Appeals (3d, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 11th circuits) 1988.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Asst to chairman business fundraising Beaufort County United Way, Hilton Head Island, 1984. Vice chairman Beaufort County Republican Party, 1991-1992, 93, chairman, 1992-1993, vice chairman, 1993-1995. Member Beaufort County Transportation Committee, 1994-1995.

    Commissioner Sea Pines Public Service District, 2003-2006, South Island Public Service District, 1995-2006. South Carolina aquarium director Carolinian Ball, 2004-2007. Fellow American College Tax Counsel.

    Member American Bar Association (past co-chairman subcommittee tax section), Beaufort County Bar Association, South Carolina Yacht Club (board governors 1989-1994, executive committee 1993-1994, rear commodore 1993-1994), Low Country Citizens Committee Judicial Qualifications (director vols. medicine clinic since 2009).

    Connections

    • Married Frances John Hobbs, August 11, 1973. Children: Katherine Cummings, William Shepard, III, Whitaker Boykin.
    • father: William Shepard Rose
    • mother: Meta Cantey (Boykin) Rose
    • spouse: Frances John Hobbs
    • children: Katherine Cummings Rose
    • William Shepard Rose
    • III Rose
    • Whitaker Boykin Rose
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    Born March 9, 1948
    (age 69)
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