Pat Oglesby

Pat Oglesby’s substantive area is tax policy. Click on  Pat Oglesby CV December 2018 for a full CV.

He is the founder of the Center for New Revenue,  a tax policy nonprofit, and an  attorney licensed to practice in North Carolina and before the United States Tax Court.

He worked for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the United States Congress from 1982 to 1988, first as a Legislation Attorney, then as the International Tax Counsel.  From 1988 to 1990, thanks to Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas, he held the position of Chief Tax Counsel of the Committee on Finance of the United States Senate.

Previously, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the North Carolina Law Review and as Law Clerk to the Honorable John Minor Wisdom of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in New Orleans.  He practiced law with Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C.,  and was an Adjunct Lecturer at the UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School and an Adjunct Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill Law School.  Before law school, he taught in the public schools of North Carolina.  He has a B.A. in French from Davidson College, and a J.D. (with High Honors) and M.B.A from UNC-CH.

Oglesby is a co-author of the RAND Report, Considering Marijuana Legalization: Insights for Vermont and Other Jurisdictions,, and was co-chair of the Regulatory and Tax Structure Working Group of the California Blue Ribbon Commission on marijuana legalization – a project of the Lieutenant Governor and the ACLU of Northern California.  He does not work and has not worked for marijuana sellers.

He lives with his wife of 30-plus years in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  They have a grown daughter.

Twitter: @OglesbyPat




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