- NAME: Maxwell D. Taylor
- OCCUPATION: Military Leader, Government Official
- BIRTH DATE: August 26, 1901
- DEATH DATE: April 19, 1987
- EDUCATION: United States Military Academy at West Point, Command and General Staff School, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Army War College in Washington, D.C.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Keytesville, Missouri
- PLACE OF DEATH: Washington, D.C.
- Full Name: Maxwell Davenport Taylor
- AKA: Max Taylor
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Maxwell Davenport Taylor was a U.S. Army officer who helped organize the army's first airborne division during World War II.
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Maxwell D. Taylor was born on August 26, 1901, Keytesville, Missouri. He was a West Point graduate and helped organize the U.S. Army's first airborne division during WWII. Later Taylor was superintendent of West Point and directed UN forces during the Korean War. He was also a trusted adviser to John F. Kennedy who appointed Taylor chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Taylor died in 1987.
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