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Reese Hale Taylor

Reese Hale Taylor, American oil company executive. Served in the United States Army, August-December 1918.; Member National Petroleum Council, American Petroleum Institute (director), American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Industrial Conference Board, Cornell University Council, Zeta Psi.; Mason, Elk.

Background

  • Taylor, Reese Hale was born on July 6, 1900 in at Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Waller and Clara (Hale) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Student Cornell Univercity, 1918-1920. Bachelor of Arts, University of California, 1922.

    Career

    • Superintendent Llewellyn Iron Works, 1924-1929, director 1925-1929. With Consolidated Steel Corporation, 1929-1938, as production manager, 1929-1930, vice president, 1930-1932, executive vice president, 1932-1934, president, 1934-1938. President and director Union Oil Corporation of California and subsidiaries, 1938-1956, Chairman of the Board, since 1956.

      Director Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Collier Carbon & Chemical Corporation, Manufacturers Trust Company. Chief iron and steel branch West Palm Beach, 1942. Member business advisory council Department of Commerce.

      Director Hollywood Bowl Association (Vice-President), Los Angeles Turf Club (president) Southern California Tennis Association, Hospital of Good Samaritan, Pacific Ocean Park, Inc. President Youth Tennis Foundation of Southern California Trustee University of Southern California, Tax Foundation, Inc., Loyola University of Los Los Angeles.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Served in the United States Army, August-December 1918. Member National Petroleum Council, American Petroleum Institute (director), American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Industrial Conference Board, Cornell University Council, Zeta Psi. Mason, Elk.; Clubs: California, University (Los Angeles).

    Connections

    • Married Kathryn Emery, February 18, 1925 (died September 24, 1943).; married second, Margaret Corrie, November 4, 1944. Children: Waller, Reese Hale, Frank Emery.
    • father: Waller Taylor
    • mother: Clara (Hale) Taylor
    • spouses: Kathryn Emery
    • Margaret Corrie
    • children: Waller Taylor
    • Reese Hale Taylor
    • Frank Emery Taylor
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    Born July 6, 1900
    Died June 22, 1962
    (aged 61)
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