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Government official , Lawyer

John Edgar Chapoton, American lawyer, retired federal official. Bar: Texas 1960, District of Columbia 1985. Recipient Achievement award Tax Society New York University, 1984.

Background

Chapoton, John Edgar was born on May 18, 1936 in Galveston, Texas, United States. Son of Otis Byron and Grace Donaldson (Wayman) Chapoton.

Education

Student, Washington and Lee University, 1954-1955;Bachelor of Business Administration with honors, University Texas, 1958;Bachelor of Laws with honors, University Texas, 1960.

Career

Associate Andrews, Kurth, Campbell & Jones, Houston, 1961-1969. With Department Treasury, Washington, 1969-1972, 81-84, tax legislation counsel, 1970-1972, assistant secretary for tax policy, 1981-1984. Partner Vinson & Elkins, Houston, 1972-1981, managing partner Washington, 1984—2000.

Partner Brown Investment Advisory & Trust Company, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas 1960, District of Columbia 1985.

Membership

Chairman law firms division United Way Capital Area, Washington, 1988-1990. Board directors Boys and Girls Clubs Greater Washington, since 1990, Meridian International Center, 2001^. Fellow American College Tax Counsel.

Member American Bar Association (section taxation, vice chair government relations), Texas State Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Law Institute.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf.

Connections

Married Sarah Eastham, January 5, 1963. Children: John Edgar Junior, Clare Eastham.

father:
Otis Byron Chapoton

mother:
Grace Donaldson (Wayman) Chapoton

spouse:
Sarah Eastham

children:
John Edgar Junior Chapoton

Clare Eastham Chapoton