Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959Variant names
After receiving his law degree from Cornell University, Myron Charles Taylor (1874-1959) worked primarily in the corporate law sphere, starting in the textile and banking industries in New York City. He later became Chairman of the United States Steel Corporation. He was also a Vice Chairman of the international Intergovernmental Committee on Political Refugees.
From the guide to the Myron Charles Taylor papers, 1935-1939, (Brooklyn Historical Society)
From the description of Papers, 1933-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155525091
Brooklyn businessman and chairman of the United States Steel Corporation.
From the description of Papers, 1874-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451635
Industrialist, diplomat, and lawyer.
From the description of Papers, 1938-1952. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70959628
From the description of Papers of Myron Charles Taylor, 1928-1953 (bulk 1940-1950). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78015453
Industrialist, diplomat, lawyer.
From the description of Myron Taylor papers, 1938-1952. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63544642
Myron Charles Taylor was born on January 18, 1874 in Lyons, New York. He received an LL.B. from Cornell University in 1894. He was admitted to the New York bar the following year, and began practicing law at the firm De Forest and De Forest. He became an expert in corporation law and handled legal matters for various textile companies. On February 21, 1906, he married Anabel Stuart Mack; they had no children. He eventually abandoned practicing law and devoted his full attention to the reorganization and development of several textile companies. By 1923 he had divested himself of most of his textile interests and devoted himself to banking and railroad directorships. In 1927, he became Chairman of the Finance Committee of the U.S. Steel Corporation. He served as Chairman of Finance from 1927 to 1934. In 1932, J. Pierpont Morgan stepped aside as Chief Executive Officer, and Taylor assumed full executive power in the company. He served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of U.S. Steel Corporation from 1932 to 1938. From 1939 to 1950, Taylor served as Personal Representative of the President of the United States to Pope Pius XII, and from 1950 to 1952 he served as Personal Representative of the President of the United States on Special Missions. Myron Taylor died in New York City on May 6, 1959.
From the description of Taylor, Myron C. (Myron Charles), 1874-1959 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10581332
1874, Jan. 18:
Born, Lyons, N.Y.
LL.B., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. Married Anabel Stuart Mack
1927- 1934: Chairman, Finance Committee, United States Steel Corp.
1932- 1938: Chairman of the board and chief executive officer, United States Steel Corp.
Chairman, Evian Conference on Political Refugees
1938- 1944: Vice chairman, Intergovernmental Commission on Political Refugees
1939- 1950: Personal representative of the president to Pope Pius XII, with rank of ambassador
Awarded Medal of Merit by President Harry S. Truman
1950- 1953: Personal representative of the president on special mission to Pope Pius XII, with rank of ambassador
1959, May 6:
Died, New York, N.Y
From the guide to the Myron Charles Taylor Papers, 1928-1953, (bulk 1940-1950), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|New York (State)|
|Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)|
|New York (N.Y.) |x Politics and government|
|New York (N.Y.) |x Commerce|
|International Relations--Study and teaching|
|Diplomatic and consular service, American--Vatican City|
|Steel industry and trade|
|World War, 1939-1945--Diplomatic history|
|Steel industry and trade--New York (State)--New York|
|World War, 1939-1945--Civilian relief|
|World War, 1939-1945--Refugees|
|Industrialists--New York (State)--New York|
|New Deal, 1933-1939|
|Lawyers--New York (State)--New York|
|Diplomatic and consular service, American|