Isaac M. Taylor

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Isaac Montrose Taylor (June 15, 1921 – November 3, 1996) was the dean of the Medical School of the University of North Carolina from 1964 until 1971. His first marriage to Gertrude Woodard produced five children,[1]James Taylor, the singer and guitarist, and four other children, Alex, Livingston, Hugh, and Kate. Through his second marriage to Suzanne Francis Sheats, he fathered three more children, Andrew Preston (1983), Theodore Haynes (1986), and Julia Rose (1989).

Taylor was born in Morganton, NC. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MD from Harvard University. He served as the chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital.[2] He then joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina Medical School before serving as dean for ten years.[1]

In 1955, he was drafted by the United States Navy and served in Antarctica as the medical officer for Operation Deep Freeze.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Isaac M. Taylor, 75, Prominent Physician". The New York Times. 1996-11-08. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  2. ^ a b "Trudy Taylor, 92, honed her sense of justice, independence in Chapel Hill". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2018-01-10.

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