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also known as Jay

officer , writer , International consultant

John Jackson Jay Taylor, American Writer, international consultant, retired foreign service officer. Served as Naval Aviator with United States Marine Corps, 1953-1957. Member Foreign Svc. Association, Asian Society, Royal Asian Society.


Taylor, John Jackson Jay was born on December 4, 1931 in Little Rock. Son of Alfred Wesley and Annie Laurie (Cain) Taylor.


Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1952;Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1968.


3d secretary, United States Foreign Service, Accra, Ghana, 1957-1959;2d secretary, United States Foreign Service, Taichung and Taipei, Republic of China, 1960-1965;Chinese affairs analyst, Department State, Washington, 1966-1967;staff associate, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1967-1968;United States consul, Kuching, Malaysia, 1968-1970;chief external reporting, United States Consulate General, Hong Kong, 1970-1974;officer-in-charge Chinese affairs, Department State, Washington, 1974-1975;staff member Asian affairs, National Security Council, Washington, 1975-1977;political counselor, United States Embassy, Pretoria/Capetown, 1977-1980;political consultant, United States Embassy, Peking, 1980-1982;research fellow Fairbanks Center for East Asian Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1982-1983;director East Asian analysis, Department State, Washington, 1983-1985;deputy assistant secretary state, Bureau Intelligence and Research, Department State, Washington, 1986-1987;chief of mission, United States Interests Section, Havana, Cuba, 1987-1990;diplomat in residence, Carter Presidential Center, Emory University, 1990-1992;senior member, State Task Force 2000, 1992-1993;senior associate, Global Business Accessassociate in research, Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies, Harvard Universityexecutive producer, Wye Productions. Guest faculty Emory University and Spelman College.


Served as Naval Aviator with United States Marine Corps, 1953-1957. Member of Washington Institute Foreign Affairs, Foreign Service Assn.


Married Elizabeth Rose, July 9, 1954. Children: John Junior, Laurie, Amy, Cynthia.

Alfred Wesley Taylor

Annie Laurie (Cain) Taylor

Elizabeth Rose

John Junior Taylor

Laurie Taylor

Amy Taylor

Cynthia Taylor