Donald H. Skadden, CPA, PhD, died at the age of 80 on February 8, 2005, at his home in Sanford, N.C. He was well-known and highly respected in the profession, having spent many years as an educator at the University of Illinois, where he was associate dean of the College of Commerce, and at the University of Michigan, where he served as senior associate dean for academic affairs.
After retiring from the academic world, Skadden became the AICPAs first vice-president for taxation in Washington, D.C., in which position he worked with the U.S. Congress on tax matters. He was honored with the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award for his service as a tax division member.
Skadden was a member of the Illinois Society of CPAs, the American Accounting Association and the American Tax Policy Institute. As a young man he served with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II and received the Decorated Combat Infantry Badge.