In Memoriam: Judge Richard Carl Wilbur, ‘62 J.D

Author: Notre Dame Law School

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It is with a heavy heart that the law school announces the passing of Richard Wilbur on December 27, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. One of his claims to fame is that Wilbur played college basketball at Manhattan where in his senior year, he helped the team win one of the biggest NCAA upsets in college history by holding WV's Jerry West to 11 points. Wilbur worked in Washington, DC most of his legal career in positions in the Chief Counsel's Office of the IRS and Minority Counsel on the Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives under Congressman Wilbur Mills working on major legislation in the areas of Tax, Trade, Social Security, welfare reform, and enactment of Medicare and Medicaid. Following that Wilbur was appointed by President Nixon in 1974 and served on the U.S. Tax Court. To read a beautiful tribute to Judge Richard Wilbur’s life view the obituary.