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Renato Beghe, American federal judge. Bar: New York 1955.


Beghe was born in Illinois, the son of Emmavve (née Frymire) and Bruno Beghe, an Italian-born painter, sculptor, and violinist.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Chicago, 1951;Juris Doctor, University of Chicago, 1954.


Beghe received his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1951 and his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1954. While a student, he joined Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Coif and Phi Gamma Delta. Beghe is co-managing editor of Law Review, He was admitted to New York Bar in 1955 and practiced law with the New York City firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn until 1983.

He practiced with New York City firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius until 1989. President George H.W. Bush appointed him as a Judge in United States Tax Court on March 26, 1991, for a term ending March 25, 2006. Beghe retired on February 28, 2003, but continued to perform judicial duties as a senior judge on recall.

Beghe died on July 7, 2012, after a long illness.


Member American Bar Association, International Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (chairman tax section 1977-1978), Association of Bar of City of New York (chairman art law committee 1980-1983), American Law Institute, International Fiscal Association, American College Tax Counsel, American-Italy Society Inc. (board directors 1980-1992), Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Coif, Phi Gamma Delta.


Married Bina House, July 10, 1954. Children: Eliza Ashley, Francesca Forbes, Adam House, Jason Deneen.