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In Memoriam: Jim Lyons, Senate Finance Committee Staffer

The tax world lost a good friend yesterday with the passing of Jim Lyons. For the past eight years, Jim was a senior Republican staffer on the Senate Finance Committee. He was extremely well liked and respected by people on both sides of the political aisle. Jim, 43, joined the committee in 2008 when Senator Chuck Grassley was chairman. Shortly after Jim suffered a heart attack during a recent charity basketball game, current Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said in a statement that Jim brought “with him a distinguished record of academic achievement, professional accomplishment, and public service.
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