Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959

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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)

Industrialist, lawyer.

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

Biographical Note

  • 1874, Jan. 18: Born, Lyons, N.Y.
  • 1894: 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.
  • 1938: 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
  • 1948: 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)

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creatorOf Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959. Papers of Myron Charles Taylor, 1928-1953 (bulk 1940-1950). Library of Congress
referencedIn Stewart, Charles E. (Charles Evan), 1952-. Evan Stewart articles, 2001-2012. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959. Papers, 1874-1957. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Pell, Herbert Claiborne, 1884-1961. Papers, 1912-1960. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Farrand, Livingston, 1867-1939. Livingston Farrand papers, 1921-1939. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Nathan Lewis Miller Papers, 1902-1958 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn The Nation, records, 1879-1974 (inclusive), 1920-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
creatorOf Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959. Papers, 1783-1950. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Hilles, Charles Dewey, 1867-1949. Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Myron Charles Taylor papers, 1935-1939 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn G. Bromley Oxman Papers, 1823-1923, (bulk 1912-1960) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Livingston Farrand papers, 1921-1939. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn President's Secretary's File (Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration) Collection, 1933-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
referencedIn President's Secretary's File (Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration) Collection, 1933-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
creatorOf Myron C. Taylor Papers. 1932 - 1953. Subject Files
creatorOf Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969. Arthur Upham Pope papers, 1921-1951. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Myron Charles Taylor Papers, 1928-1953, (bulk 1940-1950) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959. Papers, 1938-1952. Harry S. Truman Library
creatorOf General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Register of Telegrams Sent and Received
Myron C. Taylor Papers
referencedIn Oxnam, G. Bromley (Garfield Bromley), 1891-1963. Papers of G. Bromley Oxnam, 1823-1963. Library of Congress
referencedIn Arthur Upham Pope papers, 1921-1951 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Ralph E. Flanders Papers, 1903-1958 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. Myron C. Taylor : lawyer industrialist diplomat humanitarian, 1955. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Cornelius W. de Kiewiet papers, 1949-1951. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Charles Dewey Hilles papers, 1823-1955 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Aldrich, Winthrop W. (Winthrop William), b. 1885. Papers, 1918-ca. 1973 (inclusive). Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
creatorOf Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959. Papers, 1933-1952. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Myron C. Taylor Papers. 1933 - 1952. Records relating to the National Recovery Administration Industrial Advisory Board
referencedIn De Kiewiet, C. W. (Cornelius William), 1902-1986. Cornelius W. de Kiewiet papers, 1949-1951. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959. Myron Taylor papers, 1938-1952. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Myron Taylor papers, 1938-1952. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
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associatedWith Maglione, Luigi, 1877-1944. person
associatedWith Miller, Nathan L., 1868-1953 person
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associatedWith Pell, Herbert Claiborne, 1884-1961. person
associatedWith Pell, Robert. person
associatedWith Pius XII, Pope, 1876-1958. person
associatedWith Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969. person
associatedWith Pound, Arthur, 1884-1966. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945. person
associatedWith Simpson, John Hope, Sir. person
associatedWith Stewart, Charles E. (Charles Evan), 1952- person
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associatedWith Winterton, Edward Turnour, 6th Earl of, 1883- person
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United States
Vatican City
New York (State)
Palestine
United States
United States
Alaska
Dominican Republic
Italy
United States
Europe
Vatican City
Vatican
United States
British Guiana
Europe
United States
Italy
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.) |x Politics and government
New York (N.Y.) |x Commerce
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War relief
International Relations--Study and teaching
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Vatican City
Protestant churches--Clergy--Correspondence
Refugees--1938-1947
Protestant churches--Clergy
International relief
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
Jews--Migrations
Refugees
Political refugees
Papacy--History--20th century
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Occupation
Diplomats--United States
Diplomats
Lawyers--United States
Businessmen--United States
Ambassadors--United States
Industrialists
Lawyers
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Birth 1874-01-18

Death 1959-05-05

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