Taylor G. Belcher
|Taylor Garrison Belcher|
|United States Ambassador to Cyprus|
|Preceded by||Fraser Wilkins|
|Succeeded by||David H. Popper|
|United States Ambassador to Peru|
|Preceded by||J. Wesley Jones|
|Succeeded by||Robert W. Dean|
|Born||July 1, 1920
Staten Island, New York
|Died||August 6, 1990
|Children||Anthony, Taylor III|
|Profession||Naval officer, Politician|
Taylor Garrison Belcher was born in Staten Island. His parents were Taylor Belcher and Miriam (Frazee) Belcher. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in international trade and finance in 1941.
During World War II, Belcher served in the Navy as an officer of the battleship, Alabama. After the war, he joined the State Department. During his tenure with the State Department, he was stationed at Mexico City, Glasgow and Washington.
Belcher was appointed ambassador to Cyprus by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. He served in that position until 1969. Belcher was awarded the State Department's Secretary's Distinguished Service Award as a result of his peace-keeping abilities during the eruption of violence between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. In 1969, he was appointed ambassador to Peru by President Richard Nixon. He served as ambassador to Peru until his retirement in 1974.
Belcher served in various organizations. At the time of his death, he was a director of the Putnam County Historical Society, a trustee and chairman of the Alice and Hamilton Fish Library, a trustee of the Malcolm Gordon School, and president of the Garrison Station Plaza and the Garrison's Landing Association. He was also a former chairman of the Heritage Task Force for the Hudson Valley.
- Times Staff and Wire Reports (August 10, 1990). "Taylor G. Belcher; Ex-Ambassador". Los Angeles TImes. Retrieved 18 June 2010.
- "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Belcher". Retrieved 18 June 2010.
- Cook, Joan (August 8, 1990). "Taylor Belcher Ex-Ambassador to Peru, Dies at 70". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 June 2010.