UVA Pays Tribute to Alum Mort Caplin
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UVA Pays Tribute to Alum Mort Caplin

Date: 6/1/2016

His name is well-known to every UVA Law graduate, and his penchant for bow ties is almost as famous. Over the course of a career in law, education and government service, Mortimer Caplin ’40 has seemingly lived several lifetimes, each distinguished by remarkable and influential achievements, from his time as an actor and boxer when he was an undergraduate at UVA, to his service in the U.S. Navy on D-Day, to his work as IRS commissioner during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, and beyond. On July 11, Caplin will celebrate his 100th birthday, providing an excellent occasion to look back over the accomplishments of, in the words of former Law School Dean Robert Scott, “an exemplar of a professional life well-lived.” In honor of this milestone, we spoke with Caplin and some of his peers and colleagues about highlights of his life and career.  For the full article, please visit UVA's website.

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