ADM Montgomery Meigs Taylor

ADM Montgomery Meigs Taylor

Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Death 21 Oct 1952 (aged 83)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Grave 2-EH
Memorial ID 21286149 · View Source
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The son of Joseph Hancock and Mary Meigs Taylor and the grandson of Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, he was born in Washington, D.C. on October 13, 1869. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1890.
He was appointed an Ensign, July 1, 1892; Lieutenant (jg), March 3, 1899 and thereafter promoted through the grades to Rear Admiral, October 1, 1922.

He served on the USS Olympia during the Spanish-American War in 1898; commanded the USS Hopkins, 1903-05; the 2nd Torpedo Flotilla, 1905-06; the receiving ship USS Wabash, 1906-08; Executive Officer, USS Salem, 1908-09; USS Milwaikee, 1909-10; commanding USS Petrel, 1910-11; aide to Commandant, Nacy Yard, New York City, 1911-13; commander, USS Buffalo, 1913-15; USS Baltimore, 1914; at the Naval War College, 1915-16; appointed commander USS Maine, June 27, 1916. Commanding, USS Florida, 1918-19; staff of the Naval War College, 1919-21; assigned as Commander, Control Force, 1923; Director of Fleet Training and commander of Divers in the Battle Fleet, 1930. He retired from the Navy on November 1, 1936.

His medals included the Manila Bay Medal, Spanish-American War, Philippines Campaign Medal, World War I Victory Medal, Distinguished Service Medal.

He died in Washington, D.C. on October 21, 1952 and was buried among other family members in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.

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  • Added: 1 Sep 2007
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