National Affairs: Army Chief-to-Be

Four-star General Maxwell Davenport Taylor, 53, appointed chief of the U.S. (and United Nations) Far East Command only seven weeks ago, was named Army Chief of Staff by the President last week, succeeding General Matthew B. Ridgway, who retires June 30.

A native of Keytesville, Mo., Max Taylor graduated from West Point, fourth in the class of 1922, and became a most unusual soldier. He is a widely read man who speaks French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese and Korean (which he learned after he took command of the Eighth Army).

Before World War II Taylor...

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