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Ronald J. Taylor

Ronald J. Taylor, American biology educator.


  • Taylor, Ronald J. was born on October 16, 1932 in Victor, Idaho, United States. Son of George G. and Elva A. (Drake) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Idaho State University, 1954. Master of Science, University Wyoming, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Washington State University, 1964.


    • Assistant professor biology Western Washington University, Bellingham, 1964-1972, professor biology, 1972-1998, chairman department, 1985-1998.


    • Rocky Mountain Wildflowers
    • * Includes 80 of the best-loved wildflowers and eight pages of new photos * Compact and easy to use with spiral binding * Over 27,000 copies of previous editions sold Expansive and stunning, the Rocky Mountains stretch from New Mexico to the Canadian border and are home to myriad varieties of beautiful wildflowers.


    Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1954-1959. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (board directors Pacific division 1983-1998), Torrey Botanical Club, Botanical Society of America, American Society Plant Taxonomy (past president), Northwest Science Association (past president), Washington Native Plant Society (president 1985-1987), Sigma Xi (past chapter president).



    Outdoor photography.


    • Married Gloria M. Wood, May 26, 1955. Children: Ryan J., Rhonda L. Ripplinger.
    • father: George G. Taylor
    • mother: Elva A. (Drake) Taylor
    • spouse: Gloria M. Wood
    • children: Ryan J. Taylor
    • Rhonda L. Ripplinger Taylor
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    Born October 16, 1932
    Died August 16, 1998
    (aged 65)
    • 1954
      Idaho State University
    • 1960
      University Wyoming
    • 1964
      Washington State University
    • 1964 - 1972
      Assistant, professor biology Western Washington University
      Bellingham, Washington, United States