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Richard R. Taylor

Photo Richard Taylor

Surgeons General

Born:    21 November 1922, Prairieburg, Iowa
Entered service from:    Illinois
Died:   8 November 1978, Arlington Hospital, Arlington, Virginia

FAMILY DATA

Father:    Charles F. Taylor, MD, deceased
Mother:    Harriet Sack Taylor
Wife:    Frances Colby Taylor
Son:    Richard R., Jr.
Daughter:    Carolyn Jean
Son:    Colby F.
Son:    Bryan D.
Son:    David W.

EDUCATION

BS, University of Chicago, 1944
MD, University of Chicago School of Medicine, 1946


ASSIGNMENTS

FROM

TO

ASSIGNMENT

Aug 1947

Sep 1947 

Student, Medical Field Service School, Brooke AMC, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Oct 1947 

Jan 1951

General Medicine Ward Officer, Army-Navy General Hospital, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Feb 1951 

Jun 1951

Student, Company Grade Medical Officer's Course, Walter Reed AMC, Washington, DC

Jul 1951

Aug 1953

Resident, Internal Medicine, Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, California

Sep 1953 

Apr 1954 

Battalion Commander, 7th Medical Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Korea

May 1954 

Dec 1954

Internist, Hemorrhagic Fever Center, 45th Surgical Hospital (Mobile Army), Korea

Jan 1955  

Dec 1955 

Resident, Pulmonary Disease, Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado

Jan 1956 

Sep 1957

Chief, Non T-B Chest, Department of Medicine, Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver Colorado

Oct 1957 

Aug 1958

Commanding Officer, Medical Research and Development Unit, Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, Colorado

Sep 1958  

Aug 1959

Deputy Commander, US Army Medical Research and Nutrition Laboratory, Denver, Colorado

Sep 1959

Nov 1959

Chief, Biophysics and Astronautics Research Branch, US Army Medical Research and Development Command, Washington, DC

Dec 1959 

Dec 1962

Chief, Research Division, US Army Medical Research and Development Command, Washington, DC

Dec 1962  

Jul 1963

Chief, Program Planning, US Army Medical Research and Development Command, Washington, DC

Aug 1963 

Sep 1964

Deputy Commander, US Army Medical Research and Development Command, Washington, DC

Sep 1964

Jul 1965

Staff Surgeon, Joint US Military Advisory Group (JUSMAG), Thailand

Aug 1965

Jun 1966

Student, US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

Jul 1966

Jul 1969 

Chief, Biological and Medical Science Division, Office, Director of Defense Research & Engineering, Office, Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC

Aug 1969    

Aug 1970

Command Surgeon, US Military Assistance Command (COMUSMACV), Vietnam

Sep 1970    

Feb 1973

Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Development Command, Washington, DC

Mar 1973   

Sep 1973 

Deputy Surgeon General, US Army, Washington, DC

1 Oct 1973

30 Sep 1977

The Surgeon General, US Army, Washington, DC

   

PROMOTIONS

RANK

DATE

First Lieutenant, AUS

22 March 1946

Captain, AUS

23 August 1948

Captain, RA

23 May 1950

Major, AUS

20 July 1951

Major, RA

7 September 1955

Lieutenant Colonel, AUS

11 May 1956

Colonel, AUS

21 August 1964

Lieutenant Colonel, RA

1 January 1965

Colonel, RA

1 January 1969

Brigadier General, AUS

1 October 1969

Major General, AUS

1 September 1972

Brigadier General, RA

31 July 1973

Major General, RA

1 October 1973

Lieutenant General, AUS

1 October 1973


 
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit, with Oak Leaf Cluster
Bronze Star Medal
Joint Services Commendation Medal, with Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Commendation Medal, with Oak Leaf Cluster
Vietnamese Distinguished Service Order First Class
Vietnamese Public Services Medal First Class

AFFILIATIONS

American College of Physicians (Fellow)
American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)
American Thoracic Society
American Medical Association
Association of Military Surgeons of the US
New York Academy of Science