Taylor, Wayne Chatfield, 1893-1967

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Wayne Chatfield Taylor (1893-1967) was an American economic advisor and banker. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 19, 1893. He received a B.A. degree from Yale University in 1916. He began his banking career with the Central Trust Company of Illinois. In 1923 he became vice-president of Marshall Field, Glore, Ward and Company, investment bankers. From 1935 to 1936 he was the vice-president and trustee of the Export-Import Bank of Washington, DC, and he became president in 1945. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Encyclopaedia Britannica Films and a delegate for the American Red Cross.

Taylor held many advisory and administrative positions in the presidential administrations of both Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. In 1933 he began as an assistant to the administrator of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration. From 1936 to 1939 he was the assistant Secretary of the Treasury. From 1940 to 1945 he was Under Secretary of Commerce. From 1948-1950 he was an assistant to Paul G. Hoffman, the European Cooperation Administrator. He was also a trustee on the Committee for Economic Development, the chairman of the executive committee of the National Planning Association, and a consultant to the War Assets Administration. He represented the United States at many international trade conferences and acted as an economic adviser to the European Recovery Program after World War II.

From the guide to the Wayne C. Taylor Papers, 1927-1960, 1940-1955, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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referencedIn Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Wayne C. Taylor Papers, 1927-1960, 1940-1955 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. Arthur Bliss Lane papers, 1904-1957 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn George S. Messersmith papers, 1907-1955 University of Delaware Library - Special Collections
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associatedWith American Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith Benton, William, 1900-1973 person
associatedWith Lane, Arthur Bliss, 1894-1956. person
associatedWith Messersmith, George S., (George Strausser), 1883-1960 person
associatedWith Montgomery Ward. corporateBody
associatedWith National Planning Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Business and industry
Bankers--United States
Economists--United States
Investments, American
Politics, government and public administration
Marshall Plan


Birth 1893-12-19

Death 1967-11-22


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