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Richard Powell Taylor

Richard Powell Taylor, American lawyer. Bar: Virginia 1952, District of Columbia 1956.


  • Taylor, Richard Powell was born on September 13, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Earl Howard and Helen Moore (Martin) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Virginia, 1950. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1952.


    • Law clerk United States Court Appeals for 4th Circuit, 1951-1952. Associate Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, 1956-1961, partner, since 1962, chairman transportation department, since 1978. Secretary, Corporate Counsel Slick Corporation, 1963-1969, assistant secretary, 1969-1972, also board directors, 1965-1968.

      Secretary, Corporate Counsel Slick Industrial Company, 1963-1972. Secretary, board directors Slick Industrial Company Canada Ltd, 1966-1972. Board directors Intercontinental Forwarders, Inc., 1969-1972.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Virginia 1952, District of Columbia 1956.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Member Save the Children 50th Anniversary Committee, 1982. General counsel American Opera Scholarship Society, since 1974. Member lawyer's committee Washington Performing Arts Society, since 1982.

    Member advisory committee Rock Creek Foundation Mental Health, since 1982. Member national advisory board Daughters of the American Revolution, 1980-1983, chairman, since 1983. Member men's committee Project Hope Ball, since 1980.

    National vice chairman for finance Reagan for President, 1979-1980. Member executive finance committee 1981 Presidential Inauguration. Member President's Advisory Committee for Arts, since 1982, Republican National Committee, since 1983.

    Maryland finance chairman Reagan-Bush '84, Bush-Quayle '88. Served to lt (junior grade), Air Intelligence United States Naval Reserve, 1952-1956. Member American Bar Association (co-chairman aviation committee 1964-1976, chairman 1976-1977), Federal Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, Federal Energy Bar Association, American Judicature Society, Association Transportation Practitioners, International Platform Association, Raven Society, Order of Coif, University Club, Capital Hill Club, National Aviation Club, Aero Club, Congressional Country Club (Washington), Potomac (Maryland) Polo Club.


    • Married Barbara Jo Anne Harris, December 19, 1959 (deceased October 29, 2002). 1 child Douglas Howard.
    • father: Earl Howard Taylor
    • mother: Helen Moore (Martin) Taylor
    • spouse: Barbara Jo Anne Harris
    • child: Douglas Howard Taylor
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