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David Richard Brennan

David Richard Brennan, American lawyer. Bar: Minnesota, District of Columbia. Recipient Chief Counsel's award Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service, 1979; General Counsel's award General Counsel Treasury Department, 1981.


  • Brennan, David Richard was born on September 25, 1932 in Manila. Came to the United States, 1934. Son of David and Georgia Virginia (Williams) Brennan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Duke University, 1954. Bachelor of Laws with distinction, Duke University, 1956.


    • Legislation and trial attorney Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, 1956-1966, assistant regional counsel St. Paul, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, 1966-1976, director tax litigation division Washington, 1976-1977. Deputy chief counsel litigation Internal Revenue Service, 1977-1979. Deputy, acting general counsel Treasury Department, 1979-1981.

      Partner Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis, since 1981. Member advisory board income tax Tax Management, Inc., Washington, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Minnesota, District of Columbia.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Member finance committee United Way, Minneapolis, since 1981. Member American Bar Association (chairman legislation regulations subcommittee of administrative practices committee tax section since 1984), Hennepin County Ethics Committee Clubs: Minneapolis, Marine Memorial.



    Avocations: golf; bridge.


    • Married Bette Jane Ferkler, December 20, 1952. Children– Susan Lynn, Sharon Kathleen.
    • father: David Brennan
    • mother: Georgia Virginia (Williams) Brennan
    • spouse: Bette Jane Ferkler
    • children: Susan Lynn Brennan
    • Sharon Kathleen Brennan
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    Born September 25, 1932