EIGHTH ARMY'S NEW COMMANDER
MAXWELL DAVENPORT TAYLOR, Lieutenant General, U.S.A.
Early Years: Born in 1901 in Keytesville, Mo. Went to the Junior College of Kansas City, then West Point, where he graduated in 1922 fourth in his class and was commissioned in the Corps of Engineers.
Prewar Career: Because of his talent for languages, the Army sent him to Paris to study French, then brought him back to West Point, where for five years he taught French and Spanish. Later spent nearly two years in Tokyo learning Japanese. Went through the Command and General Staff...