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Maxwell D. Taylor

Maxwell D. TaylorAKA Maxwell Davenport Taylor

Born: 26-Aug-1901
Birthplace: Keytesville, MO
Died: 19-Apr-1987
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Lou Gehrig's Disease
Remains: Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1962-64

Military service: US Army (1922-64, Gen.)

Wife: Lydia Gardner Happer (m. 1925, d. 22-Apr-1997)

    University: US Military Academy, West Point (1922)
    Administrator: Superintendent, US Military Academy, West Point (1945-49)

    Institute for Defense Analyses President (1966-69)
    US Ambassador to South Vietnam (1964-65)
    Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1962-64)
    US Army Chief of Staff (1955-59)
    US Defense Department Commander-in-Chief, UN Command (1955)
    US Defense Department Commander, US Forces, Far East, 8th Army (1954-55)
    US Defense Department Commander, Allied Troops in Berlin (1949-51)
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Bronze Star
    Distinguished Service Cross
    Legion of Merit
    Purple Heart
    Silver Star

Author of books:
The Uncertain Trumpet (1960, international affairs)
Swords and Plowshares (1972, memoir)

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