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Chancellor , diplomat

James Hutchings Taylor, Canadian Chancellor, retired diplomat. Lieutenant Royal Canada Infantry, 1950. Member Five Lakes Club, Rideau Club. M C.

Background

Taylor, James Hutchings was born on March 25, 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Son of John Douglas and Mabel (Pugh) Taylor.

Education

Bachelor, McMaster U., 1951; Doctor of Laws (honorary), McMaster U., 1989; Bachelor, University of Oxford, 1953; Master of Arts, University of Oxford, 1983.

Career

With, Department External Afairs, 1953-1955; with, Department External Afairs, Vietnam, 1955-1956; with, Department External Afairs, India, 1956-1958; with, Department External Afairs, The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1967-1970; with, Department External Afairs, France, 1973-1976; assistant under-secretary of state, Department External Afairs, 1977-1980; deputy under-secretary, Department External Afairs, 1980-1982; under-secretary of state, Department External Afairs, 1985-1989; ambassador, permanent representative of Canada, North Atlantic Council, 1982-1985; ambassador of Canada to, Japan, 1989-1993; chancellor, McMaster U., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, since 1992. Personal representative for Prime Minister to Paris Economics Summit, 1989.

Membership

Lieutenant Royal Canada Infantry, 1950. Member Five Lakes Club, Rideau Club. M C.

Connections

Married Mary Cosh, October 18, 1957. Children: Andrew, Sarah, Katherine, Pegatha, James.

father:
John Douglas Taylor

mother:
Mabel (Pugh) Taylor

spouse:
Mary Cosh

children:
Andrew Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Katherine Taylor

Pegatha Taylor

James Taylor