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Government official , Civil engineer

John Taylor Rhett,, American government official, civil engineer. Registered civil engineer, Florida, District of Columbia. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient Gold medal Environmental Protection Agency, 1976, Distinguished Career award Environmental Protection Agency, 1979. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Military Engineers; member American Academy Environmental Engineers (diplomate).


Rhett,, John Taylor was born on February 20, 1925 in Fort Benning, Georgia, United States. Son of John Taylor and Bessie (Grier) Rhett.


Bachelor of Science in Military Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1945. Mechanical Engineering in Civil Engineering, University California-Berkeley, 1952. Master of Science in International Relations, George Washington University, 1965.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1942;advanced through grades to colonel, United States Army, 1967;chief engineering, United States Army Construction Agency, Vietnam, 1968-1969;district engineer, C.E., United States Army, Louisville, Kentucky, 1969-1972;resident member, Rivers and Harbors Board, C.E., United States Army, 1972-1973;retired, United States Army, 1973;deputy assistant administrator water program operations, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, 1973-1979;federal inspector, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System, Washington, 1979-1986;self-employed consultant, Arlington, Virginia, since 1986.


  • Registered civil engineer, Florida, District of Columbia.


Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, Society Military Engineers. Member American Academy Environmental Engineers (diplomate).


Married Helen Watson, November 5, 1949. Children– Elizabeth, John Taylor III.

John Taylor Rhett,

Bessie (Grier) Rhett,

Helen Watson

Elizabeth Rhett,

John Taylor III Rhett,