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Ernest S Christian
Partner in the lobby firm of Patton, Blogs & Blow
Ernest Christian served as deputy assistant secretary (tax policy) and tax legislative counsel of the Treasury Department during the Ford Administration. Later he became a partner in the Washington law-lobbing firm of Patton, Boggs & Blow.
He was also actively involved with the National Chamber Foundation and the Washington University at St Louis's Center for the study of American Business. Both of these organisations were generously supported by tobacco money.
Despite working for Patton Bloggs and his links to these organisations, there is no indication that he was directly involved in any tobacco industry activities.
1986 (c): He is a member of the Taxation Task Force of the National Chamber Foundation, along with (predominantly) oil, automobile, gun, and aluminum lobbyist executives. They are lobbying for lower corporate taxes.
- The chairman of the National Chamber Foundation was J Paul Sticht, Chairman of RJ Reynolds.;
- John Volpe is Vice President,
- William Genge of Ketchum Communications and
- Robert Krieble of Loctite Corp are on the Board.
1986 Sep 3: Conference on Consumption Tax:
Ernest S. Christian Jr is a partner in the Washington law firm of Patton, Boggs & Blow .
Mr. Christian served as deputy assistant secretary (tax policy) and tax legislative counsel of the Treasury Department during the Ford Administration. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Council for Capital Formation and the American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research.
1989 Feb 22: The Washington University in St Louis is promoting him through the Center for the Study of American Business as an opponent of value-added tax.
They say that he is a 'former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Tax Policy"
This newsletter was sent to Roy Marden at Philip Morris who handles the contributions the tobacco company made to the Center.