Edward Everett Gore was the president of the American Institute of Accountants from 1922-1924.  At the same time he was leading the accounting profession, he was the president of the Chicago Association of Commerce.  He was later founder and president of the Chicago Crime Commission during the era when Alphonse Capone was terrorizing the city.  He was responsible for the passage of the first Illinois CPA law and the establishment of the Journal of Accountancy and the AICPA Benevolent Fund .  He wrote portions of the 1913 tax law and campaigned for the establishment of the Internal Revenue’s Board of Tax Appeals (Tax Court).  He played an important leadership role in professionalizing public accounting during the first quarter of the twentieth century, and his civic work in the Chicago area extended his legacy beyond the realm of accountancy.

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