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Michael R. Taylor

Michael R. Taylor, federal agency administrator, lawyer. With United States Army, 1971-1973.


Taylor, Michael R. was born in 1949.


Bachelor in Political Science, Davidson College, North Carolina, 1971. Juris Doctor, University Virginia, 1976.


Attorney Office General Counsel Food and Drug Administration, 1976-1980, executive assistant to commissioner, 1980-1981. Associate King & Spalding LLP, Washington, 1981-1984, partner, 1984-1991. Deputy commissioner for policy Food and Drug Administration, 1991—1994.

Acting undersecretary for food safety United States Department of Agriculture, 1994—1996. Vice president public policy Monsanto Corporation. Senior advisory to commissioner Food and Drug Administration, 2009—2010, deputy commissioner for food, since 2010.

Senior fellow Resources for the Future. Research professor George Washington School Public Health & Health Services, since 2007. Member National Academy of Sciences Committee on Scientific and Regulatory Issues Underlying Pesticide Use Patterns and Agricultural Innovation.


With United States Army, 1971-1973.