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Ben Leroy Irvin, American lawyer. Bar: Maryland 1968, United States Customs Court 1968, United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals 1968, The United States Court of International Trade, 1980, United States Court Appeals (federal circuit) 1981, New York 1982.


Irvin, Ben Leroy was born on February 1, 1935 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Arthur C. and Florence M. (Bollinger) Irvin.


Pennsylvania State University (Bachelor of Arts, 1961). University of Baltimore Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 1965).


Worked at Aitken Irvin Lewin Berlin Vrooman & Cohn, LLP (Washington, DC. Also Fulton, MD) specializing in Customs, International Trade, Food and Drug, Immigration Law. Admitted to the bar, 1968, Maryland and United States.

Court of International Trade. 1968-1982, United States. Court of Customs and Patent Appeals.

1980, United States. Court of International Trade. 1982, United States. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Not admitted DC). Customs Law Specialist, 1965-1968 and Chief, Valuation Branch, 1970-1973, United States.

Customs Service. Director, Office of Tariff and Trade Affairs, Treasury Department, 1973-1975. Deputy Assistant Special Trade Representative for Customs Matters, Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, Executive Office of the President, 1975-1978. Director, Duty Assessment Division, Customs Service, 1978-1980.

Director and Deputy Director, Office of Compliance, International Trade Administration, Commerce Department, 1980-1982. Member: Maryland State, Federal and American Bar Associations. Customs Lawyers Association.


Trustee Washington Bible College, Lanham, Maryland., since 1987, Capitol Bible Seminary, Lanham, since 1987, National Christian Choir, since 1990. Deacon Forcey Memorial Church, Silver Spring, Maryland., 1976-1979, elder, 1980-1982. Sergeant United States Marine Corps, 1954-1957.

Member Court International Trade, Suburban Maryland. International Trade Association (board directors since 1988), Maryland. International Trade Association, American Friends of Romania (Board of directors since 1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, bowling, camping, fishing.


Married Norma E. McElroy, May 3, 1958. Children: Pamela S. Llewellyn, Patricia L. Sowers, Ben L. Junior, Bradford R.