David Tachau

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” – Abraham Lincoln

David’s community activities and career are the predictable result of being a descendant of four generations of social activists and community volunteers in Louisville. He graduated from Waggener High School, Harvard College and University of Michigan Law School, worked in New York and Washington, D.C., and was a VISTA volunteer in Eastern Kentucky working on black lung benefits and strip mine enforcement issues. He returned to Louisville and has now been an attorney working on civil litigation matters for more than 35 years, most recently in a small firm with like-minded activist colleagues. He is married to a clinical psychologist who provides him with free counseling, and he has a daughter who recently returned to Louisville and is a middle-school history teacher, and a son who lives in the Bay Area and works in the tech field.

David Tachau
David Tachau
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