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Reese Hale Taylor

oil company executive.

Reese Hale Taylor, American oil company executive. Served in the United States Army, August-December 1918.; Member National Petroleum Council, American Petroleum Institute (director), American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Industrial Conference Board, Cornell University Council, Zeta Psi.; Mason, Elk.

Background

Taylor, Reese Hale was born on July 6, 1900 in at Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Waller and Clara (Hale) Taylor.

Education

Student Cornell Univercity, 1918-1920. Bachelor of Arts, University of California, 1922.

Career

Superintendent Llewellyn Iron Works, 1924-1929, director 1925-1929. With Consolidated Steel Corporation, 1929-1938, as production manager, 1929-1930, vice president, 1930-1932, executive vice president, 1932-1934, president, 1934-1938. President and director Union Oil Corporation of California and subsidiaries, 1938-1956, Chairman of the Board, since 1956.

Director Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Collier Carbon & Chemical Corporation, Manufacturers Trust Company. Chief iron and steel branch West Palm Beach, 1942. Member business advisory council Department of Commerce.

Director Hollywood Bowl Association (Vice-President), Los Angeles Turf Club (president) Southern California Tennis Association, Hospital of Good Samaritan, Pacific Ocean Park, Inc. President Youth Tennis Foundation of Southern California Trustee University of Southern California, Tax Foundation, Inc., Loyola University of Los Los Angeles.

Membership

Served in the United States Army, August-December 1918. Member National Petroleum Council, American Petroleum Institute (director), American Institute Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, National Industrial Conference Board, Cornell University Council, Zeta Psi. Mason, Elk.; Clubs: California, University (Los Angeles).

Connections

Married Kathryn Emery, February 18, 1925 (died September 24, 1943).; married second, Margaret Corrie, November 4, 1944. Children: Waller, Reese Hale, Frank Emery.

father:
Waller Taylor

mother:
Clara (Hale) Taylor

spouses:
Kathryn Emery

Margaret Corrie

children:
Waller Taylor

Reese Hale Taylor

Frank Emery Taylor