Neil R. Taylor Jr. ’46

Neil R. Taylor Jr. ’46 died on October 23, 2007, at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre De Grace, Maryland.

He was born June 19, 1925, in Falmouth Foreside and prepared for college at Englewood (N.J.) School for Boys. At Bowdoin he was a member of Zeta Psi fraternity and president of the student council. He also studied in the Marine V-12 Program at Dartmouth College. He went on to receive his M.D. at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. He practiced as a family physician in Rising Sun, Md., for 45 years, from 1951 to 1996. During that time, he delivered more than 2,000 babies, served as medical director for Calvert Manor Healthcare Center, and was a member of the board of directors of Harford Memorial Hospital. He was an active member of Janes United Methodist Church for more than 55 years, and was an avid runner and athlete, continuing to run daily well into his 70s. He once was the Maryland Senior Olympic Champion in discus and billiards. He served as Rising Sun town commissioner for several years. He is survived by daughter Betsy Taylor; sons John Taylor and David Taylor; seven grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and brothers Howard Taylor and William Taylor. He was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Anne Harvey Swisher Taylor, in 1991; and his son, Neil R. Taylor III, who died in 1990.