TAYLOR, Montgomery Meigs, ADM

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Last Rank
Admiral
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1931-1936, Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
Service Years
1890 - 1936
Admiral
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Home State
District Of Columbia
Year of Birth
1869
 
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Washington DC
Last Address
BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 2 EH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Date of Passing
Oct 21, 1952
 
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Montgomery Meigs Taylor
Admiral, United States Navy


The son of Joseph Hancock and Mary Meigs Taylor the brother of John Rodgers Meigs Taylor and the grandson of Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, he was born in Washington, D.C. on October 13, 1869. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1890. 

He was appointed an Ensign, July 1, 1892; Lieutenant (jg), March 3, 1899 and thereafter promoted through the grades to Rear Admiral, October 1, 1922. 

He served on the USS Olympia during the Spanish-American War in 1898; commanded the USS Hopkins, 1903-05; the 2nd Torpedo Flotilla, 1905-06; the receiving ship USS Wabash, 1906-08; Executive Officer, USS Salem, 1908-09; USS Milwaukee, 1909-10; commanding USS Petrel, 1910-11; aide to Commandant, Navy Yard, New York City, 1911-13; commander, USS Buffalo, 1913-15; USS Baltimore, 1914; at the Naval War College, 1915-16; appointed commander USS Maine, June 27, 1916. Commanding, USS Florida, 1918-19; staff of the Naval War College, 1919-21; assigned as Commander, Control Force, 1923; Director of Fleet Training and commander of Divers in the Battle Fleet, 1930. He retired from the Navy on November 1, 1936.

His medals included the Manila Bay Medal, Spanish-American War, Philippines Campaign Medal, World War I Victory Medal, Distinguished Service Medal.


Note:
During WWI the Distinguished Service Medal was the highest medal the Navy awarded. The Navy Cross and Distinguished Service Medal switched levels of status at the beginning of WWII.

   
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Awards and Citations
Navy Distinguished Service Medal

Awarded for actions during World War I

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Distinguished Service Medal to Captain M. M. Taylor, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious service in a duty of great responsibility as Commanding Officer of the USS MAINE in the Atlantic Fleet during World War I.

General Orders: Authority: Navy Book of Distinguished Service
Action Date: World War I
Service: Navy
Rank: Captain
Company: Commanding Officer
Division: USS Maine

   
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 Duty Stations
US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)US NavyNaval War College (Faculty Staff)CNO - OPNAV
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)/Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)Commander Submarine Flotillas, Atlantic FleetNaval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)
  1886-1890, US Naval Academy Annapolis (Faculty Staff)
  1890-1892, USS Baltimore (C-3)
  1897-1899, USS Olympia (C-6)
  1903-1905, USS Hopkins (DD-6)
  1905-1906, Atlantic Torpedo Flotilla
  1906-1908, USS WABASH
  1908-1909, USS Salem (CL-3)
  1909-1910, USS Milwaukee (C-21)
  1910-1911, USS Petrel (PG-2)
  1911-1913, New York
  1913-1915, USS Buffalo (1892)
  1915-1916, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1916-1917, USS Maine (BB-10)
  1917-1917, CNO - OPNAV/Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
  1918-1918, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1919-1921, Naval War College (Faculty Staff)
  1922-1922, Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Naval Examining Board
  1923-1923, Under Secretary of the Navy (UNSECNAV)/Naval Retiring Board
  1923-1925, Commander Submarine Flotillas, Atlantic Fleet
  1925-1927, Division of Fleet Training, Navy Operations, Navy Department
  1927-1929, Commander Battle Ship Divisions Battle Fleet
  1929-1931, Commander, Scouting Fleet
  1931-1936, Commander In Chief Asiatic Fleet
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War/Battle of Manila Bay
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1918 World War I/Surrender of Germany
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United States Naval Academy
  1886-1890, United States Naval Academy
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