Legendary WSJ Tax Guru to Retire

In a memo to colleagues obtained by The Daily Beast, Tom Herman announces his retirement from the Wall Street Journal after 40 years at the paper.

In a memo to colleagues, Tom Herman announces his retirement from The Wall Street Journal after 40 years at the paper.

From: Herman, Tom Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3:24 PM To: WSJ All News Staff Subject:

All Hands --

After more than 40 years at the WSJ, I have decided to retire. My final column will be April 15, Tax Day. I leave with enormous respect and affection for the best team in journalism.

As a friend once said, it's not what you do but who you do it with. On that score, I am truly blessed. I will deeply miss all the warmth, camaraderie, wise counsel and group therapy. I will also miss working with terrific editors who consistently manage to make me look better in print each week than I had thought possible.

I plan to continue teaching and writing occasionally. I hope you will stay in touch. You can reach me through my WSJ address ([email protected]) or home ([email protected] and [email protected]).

Highest regards and best wishes,

Tom

Tom Herman Senior Special Writer The Wall Street Journal 200 Liberty Street New York City, New York 10281 Phone: 212-xxxx-xxxx Email: [email protected]