Oral history interview with John C. Taylor, 1999


Taylor, John C., 1929- (Interviewee)
Zane, Sharon (Interviewer)
Oral history interview with John C. Taylor, 1999
Other Titles
Reminiscences of John C. Taylor : oral history, 1999
Childhood Easton, Pennsylvania; education: B.A. Princeton University, J.D. Yale University Law School; commissioned to Judge Advocate General during Korean War, witnessing of martial law; job at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison: hiring of female, minority lawyers, work in litigation, entertainment law and corporate law practice; work for Legal Defense Fund giving legal advice to black entre preneurs in 1950s; commitment to improving education: involvement in American Field Service, international student exchange network, as trustee, director, and chairman of board; 1976 election to Carnegie Corporation of New York [Carnegie] board and Finance and Administration Committee: modernization of investment policies; reflections on presidency of Alan Pifer: ideas on civil rights, innovation, belief in funding small organizations; relation of civil rights-oriented legal reform to Carnegie charter; 1979 attempt to establish South Africa equivalent of Legal Defense Fund: 1984 Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa, tour of homelands, import of Carnegie's support of democratic change in South Africa; role as Chair of Carnegie Board of Trustees; importance of funding early education programs; thoughts on American philanthropy: the need for more action, application of research
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 2
Lawyers; Executives; Trusts and trustees; Endowments--Finance; South Africa Politics and government 20th century; Taylor, John C., 1929-; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa Cape Town, South Africa) 1984 : (2nd
oral histories
Physical Description
80 pages
Note (Biographical)
Lawyer, former Chairman of Carnegie Corporation Executive Board
Note (Funding)
Digital reproduction funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Digitized by Safe Sound Archive, Philadelphia, 2010
Interviewed by: Sharon Zane on Sept. 9 & 12, 1999
Service copy (44 kHz, 16 bit) and rendered version (96 kHz, 24 bit) of sound file derived from a digital preservation master digitized at 96 kHz, 24 bit
Note (Provenance)
Gift of John C. Taylor
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
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