Maxwell D. Taylor

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Birthday
26, 1901
Birthplace
Keytesville, MO
Death Date
Apr 19, 1987 (85)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
26, 1901
Birthplace
Keytesville, MO
Death Date
Apr 19, 1987 (85)

About

Four-star general who organized the first airborne division in World War II and later led the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Before Fame

His poor knowledge of geography kept him out of the Naval Academy, so he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, instead.

Trivia

He believed that even in the atomic age, the infantry would still be needed for smaller-scale conflicts.

Family Life

He was married to Lydia Gardner Happer. One of the couple's sons grew up to be a U.S. Army officer.

Associated With

He was a trusted advisor to President John F. Kennedy.