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David Kirk Tate, American lawyer. Bar: Michigan 1973, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1973, United States Tax Court 1973. Decorated Bronze Star, Air medal.


Tate, David Kirk was born on April 20, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Andrew Golden and Izona (Kirk) Tate.


Michigan State University (Bachelor of Science, 1962). University of Detroit School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1973). Associate, Patmon, Young & Kirk P.C., 1973-1976.

Member, Legal Department, The Detroit Edison Company, 1976-1977.


Associate Patmon, Young & Kirk PC, Detroit, 1973—1976. Staff attorney Detroit Edison Company, 1976—1977. Assistant counsel Richard Joshua Reynolds Industries Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1977—1979.

Associate counsel Richard Joshua Reynolds Tobacco Company, 1979—1982, counsel, corporation and commercial, 1982—1986, assistant secretary, 1984, senior counsel, since 1986. Director Legal Services North Carolina, Raleigh, 1983—1988. Captain infantry United States Army, 1963-1968, Vietnam.


  • Bar: Michigan 1973, United States District Court (eastern district) Michigan 1973, United States Tax Court 1973.


  • Other Work

    • Author (negotiator) numerous multi-million dollar contracts.


Board directors Dearborn Medical Center, Michigan, 1975—1977. Member United States Selective Service Appeals Board Middle District North Carolina, 1982. Member, college & industry cluster St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, 1983.

Board directors North Carolina Vietnam Vets Leadership Program Inc., 1985—1990, vice chairman, board, 1989—1990. Member of American Bar Association (contracts committee 1984-1986, chairman, steering committee division 5, forum construction industry 1988-1992), Forsyth County Bar Association, North Carolina Bar Association (board governors 1988-1991), State Bar Michigan, First Baptist Church (board deacons, pastoral relations committee 1988-1991), Alpha Phi Alpha (chapter president 1961-1963).


Children: De Marcus David Holland, Lisa Arlayne.

Andrew Golden Tate

Izona (Kirk) Tate

De Marcus David Holland Tate

Lisa Arlayne Tate