Edward Everett Gore was the president of the American Institute of Accountants (now AICPA) from 1922 to 1924 He served on the AICPA Council from 1916 until his death in 1935. 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 for the establishment of the Journal of Accountancy and for 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). Gore entered public accounting in 1897 and later became a partner in the venerable firm of Barrow, Wade & Guthrie. He left that firm to form Smart, Gore & Company in 1922.

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