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Gen Maxwell Davenport Taylor
Birth: Aug. 26, 1901
Keytesville
Chariton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1987
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

United States Army General. Daring World War II field commander. Commanded artillery units in the operations in Sicily, and led the 101st Airborne division in the ill-fated Operation Market-Garden and the 1945 push into Germany. Served as West Point superintendent (1945- 1949), commanded the US Eighth Army in Korea and was Army Chief of Staff from 1955 until his retirement in 1959. He was later made Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He held that office during the Cuban Missile crisis. He advised President John F. Kennedy to use selective air strikes to eliminate Soviet missiles. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Earle Maxwell Taylor (1879 - 1962)
 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Happer Taylor (1901 - 1997)*
 
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Cause of death: Lou Gerhig's Disease
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 7A, Lot 20, Grid U-24
 
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Record added: Sep 14, 1999
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Gen Maxwell Davenport Taylor
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