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  • Title: Charles E. McLure papers
    Date (inclusive): 1983-1985
    Date (bulk): 1983-1985
    Collection Number: 99017
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 24 manuscript boxes (9.6 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, working papers, and printed matter relating to American taxation policy during the presidential administration of Ronald Reagan and especially to worldwide unitary taxation proposals.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: McLure, Charles E.


    Collection is open for research.
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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles E. McLure papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1999.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Charles E. McLure, Jr. was born in Sierra Blanca, Texas on April 14, 1940. He received degrees in economics from the University of Kansas and Princeton University. He attended the University of Kansas for a Bachelor’s degree from 1958 to 1962. He then attended Princeton for both his Master’s and Doctoral degrees between 1962 and 1966. After a few years of teaching at Rice University, McLure served as the Vice President of the National Bureau of Economic Research from 1977 to 1981. In 1983, he became Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Analysis. McLure was responsible for developing the Treasury Department’s proposals to President Ronald Reagan for income tax reform. This work would be the basis for the Tax Reform Act of 1986. He was also Staff Director of the Working Group on Worldwide Unitary Taxation. At the end of his term as Deputy Assistant in 1985, he received the Treasury Department’s Exceptional Service Award. McLure has written extensively about tax reform and taxation, and has served as a consultant to various U.S. governmental agencies and international organizations. He received the Daniel Holland Medal from the National Tax Association in 2004.
    McLure is currently a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution specializing in the economics of tax policy.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Comprised of correspondence, memoranda, reports, studies, working papers, and printed matter relating to American taxation policy during the Ronald Reagan administration. Materials are mostly focused on fundamental tax reform and worlwide unitary taxation proposals. There is a large amount of memoranda which is accompanied by supplementary materials related to tax reform. Original folder and binder titles have been retained when possible.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Reagan, Ronald.
    United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
    Taxation--United States.
    Unitary taxation.
    United States--Economic policy--1981-1993.
    United States--Politics and government--1981-1989.