Myron Charles Taylor

Myron Charles Taylor

Taylor, Myron Charles, 1874-1959, American industrialist and diplomat, b. Lyons, N.Y. He practiced law and then ran a group of textile mills in New England. In 1932 he succeeded J. P. Morgan, Jr., as chairman of the board of the U.S. Steel Corp. In 1937, after meetings with John L. Lewis, then president of the Committee for Industrial Organization, Taylor brought his board to agree to collective bargaining with the Steel Workers Organizing Committee, thus averting a serious strike. He retired from business in 1938 and served on several diplomatic and charitable committees. Taylor was (1939-50) the President's personal diplomatic representative to the Vatican. He retained the rank of ambassador until 1953 and served on several special missions.
Myron Charles Taylor (1874 - 1959) was an American businessman and diplomat.

Born January 18, 1874 in Lyons, New York, he served as the CEO and chairman of the United States Steel Corporation between 1932 and 1938. He graduated from Cornell University in 1894 and donated money to build Myron C. Taylor Hall where the Cornell Law School now exists.

In 1938 he represented the United States at the Evian Conference. During World War II he served as an emissary to the Holy See for Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Harry S Truman. He died on May 6, 1959.


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