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- Taylor, Paul D. (Paul Daniel), 1939-
- Paul D. Taylor Papers
- Public Policy Papers
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- 3 boxes
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- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 1-3
- English Spanish; Castilian
Paul D. Taylor (1939-) is a career Foreign Service official who served as the U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic from 1988-1992. The collection documents Taylor's ambassadorship, his prior role as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, and his other State Department positions in the form of correspondence, memoranda, and speeches.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection documents Paul D. Taylor's Foreign Service and State Department career, especially his service as U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, in the form of correspondence, memoranda, speeches, and other materials. To a lesser extent, the collection includes materials related to Taylor's earlier diplomatic posts in Brazil, Spain, and Guatemala and his work for the U.S. Naval War College. Also of note are State Department documents obtained by Taylor through declassification requests, his collected writings and edited volumes (especially from his tenure at the Naval War College), and Taylor's letters to Richard Nixon opposing the bombing of Cambodia and correspondence related to Nixon's impeachment.
Materials are arranged in approximate chronological order.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Taylor, Paul D. (Paul Daniel), 1939-
Paul D. Taylor (1939-) is a career Foreign Service official who has served in a number of prominent positions, including as the U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic from 1988-1992. He was born in Lockwood, New York and graduated from Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in politics in 1960. Taylor also earned a master of public administration degree in developmental economics and studied international economics at Harvard University.
Taylor worked for the Peace Corps as the Venezuela desk officer (1964) and as the associate director of the program in Ecuador (1965-1966). After joining the Foreign Service, Taylor took diplomatic posts in Thailand (1967-1969), Brazil (1969-1972), Spain (1978-1981), and Guatemala (1981-1984). In addition to these international assignments, from 1973-1977 Taylor served the State Department as chief of the Food Policy Division, chief of the Energy Analysis Unit, and as a financial economist. He also studied at the National War College in 1977-1978.
From July 1985-August 1988, Taylor was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, responsible for Mexico and for economic relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. He was named U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic by Ronald Reagan and served from August 1988-January 1992.
Following his ambassadorship, Taylor held a number of positions at the U.S. Naval War College. He became a professor emeritus at the College in June 2009.
The collection was donated by Paul D. Taylor in April 2018 . The accession number associated with this donation is ML.2018.007.
Approximately one linear foot of loose Spanish-language news clippings and two documents containing personally identifiable information were removed from the collection.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Rachel Van Unen in April 2018 at the time of accessioning. Some materials were rehoused in archival folders and all materials were described in a finding aid.
Access & Use
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Collection is open for research.
- Conditions Governing Use
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Paul D. Taylor Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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