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UVA Honors Mortimer Caplin at 100th Birthday Celebration

July 11, 2016, The Daily Progress

Caplin & Drysdale’s founding member and former IRS commissioner Mortimer Caplin was honored at a reception to celebrate his 100th birthday at The Helms Theatre at the University of Virginia on Friday. After the reception, family and guests watched a performance of "Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins" directed by Mr. Caplin's daughter Cate in the Ruth Caplin Theatre, named for his late wife and Cate's mother.  Mr. Caplin is an alum of UVA's Class of 1940 and was the first Jewish law professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he taught Robert and Edward Kennedy.

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Family members gather for a photo with Mortimer Caplin at a reception to honor his 100th birthday at The Helms Theatre at the University of Virginia.  Photo/Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress

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