Gideon Epstein

ASQDE President - 1992-1994

Gideon Epstein

Gideon Epstein was the 22nd president of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners.

He has been in the field of forensic document examination since completing his two-year course of study with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory in 1969.  At the time of his retirement from the U.S. Army in 1978, he was the Chief of the Questioned Document Division.  He later served as a Senior Forensic Document Examiner with the National Laboratory Center, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.  He established the Immigration and Naturalization Service Forensic Document Laboratory in 1980 and served as the Chief Forensic Document Examiner until his retirement in 2000.  He now works as a private examiner in Rockville, Maryland.

Mr. Epstein received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska and a Masters of Forensic Science degree from the Antioch School of Law.  He is well known as an instructor in forensic document examination, having taught at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, George Washington University, as well a number of countries outside of the United States.  He is also well known for his work on war crime cases from World War II, including the Josef Mengele war crimes investigation and the John Demjanjuk case.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.