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  • Title: Charles E. McLure papers
    Date (bulk): 1983-1985
    Collection Number: 99017
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 25 manuscript boxes (12.5 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.
    Creator: McLure, Charles E.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.


    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1999.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Charles E. McLure papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    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.
    1962 B.A., University of Kansas
    1962-1965 M.A. and Ph.D., University of Princeton
    1965-1977 Professor, Rice University
    1977-1981 Vice president, National Bureau of Economic Research
    1979 Author, Must Corporate Income Be Taxed Twice?
    1981- Senior fellow, Hoover Institution
    1983-1985 Deputy assistant secretary of the treasury for tax analysis, Department of the Treasury, United States
    1985 Received Exception Service Award from Department of the Treasury
    1986 Author, Economic Perspectives on State Taxation of Multijurisdictional Corporations
    1987 Author, The Value Added Tax: Key to Deficit Reduction, with Mark A. Bloomfield
    1990 Author, The Taxation of Income from Business and Capital in Colombia
    1999 Author, Fiscal Transition in Kazakhstan, with Jorge Martinez and Sally Wallace
    2004 Received the Daniel Holland Medal, National Tax Association

    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

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