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John Thomas Taylor, American army officer. Decorated Officer Crown of Leopold (Belgium); Medaille Verdun (France); Officier Corona di Italia (Italy); Officer Polonia Restituta. Polska Obroncy (Poland); Officier Legion of Honor (France); Chateau Thierry medal; Order of Compassionate Heart (Russia); Bronze Star (United States), Liberation of France Medal.


Taylor, John Thomas was born on June 3, 1885 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of John Barrett and Agnes Jane Taylor.


Bachelor of Laws, Temple University. Law 1914, University of Pennsylvania and Inns of Court, London, England.


United States Army), John Barrett (read admiral United States Navy), Gwendolyn H. (Mistress Charles Critcher). Admitted to practice at Washington, 1911. Director national legislative committee and legislative counsel American Legion since its formation March 15, 1919.

Enlisted in the United States Army, attended O.T.C., commissioned 1917. Served in 27th and 79th divisions, overseas, 17 months. Participated in Oise-Aisne, Aisne-Marne and Argonne offensives, Verdun defensive.

Commissioned brigadier general Reserve. Called to active duty as assistant director, bureau public relations, United States of America, September 1941. Engaged in invasions and campaigns Africa, Italy, France (served with First French Army, made Private First Class, Infantry French Foreign Legion), returned to the United States, 1944, for duty, Office Chief of Staff.


Member Order Lafayette (vice president), American, Federal, District of Columbia Bar associations, Society American Legion Founders, American Legion (consultant national legislative committee), Military Order of World War, Reserve Officers Association, Armed Forces Chemical Association, American Academy Political and Social Science, Association United States Army, Sigma Pi. Mason (32°, Shriner). Clubs: Army and Navy, University, Officers (Board of Governors), Racquet, Admirals, Post Mortem, Enquirendo, University of Pennsylvania Alumni, Temple University Alumni (Washington).


Married Louise Elizabeth Catlin, August 23, 1926. Children: Stewart Fraser (captain.

John Barrett

Agnes Jane Taylor

Louise Elizabeth Catlin

Stewart Fraser (capt Taylor