The Honorable Maurice Foley
Judge Foley received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College, a Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Prior to the appointment to the Court, he was an attorney for the Legislation and Regulations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, Tax Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, and Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Tax Policy. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton as Judge, United States Tax Court, on April 9, 1995, for a term ending April 8, 2010 and was the first African-American appointed to the Court. He was reappointed by President Barack Obama on November 25, 2011, for a term ending November 24, 2026. Judge Foley is also an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School and the University of Baltimore School of Law.