Taylor, Maxwell D.
General Taylor salutes the 25th anniversary of NBC’s “Meet The Press”
Autograph ID: 4622
Condition: Very good
Description: “(1901-1988) US Army officer, led 82nd Airborne in North Africa, Sicily & Italy invasions. Commanded 82nd Airborne March 1944-August 1945 thru Normandy, Holland and into Germany. Commander of US forces in Berlin 1949–51, led 8th Army 1953 in final operations of Korean War, commanded US Forces Far East & 8th Army 1954–55, led UN Command 1955. As Army Chief of Staff 1955–59, directed operations at Little Rock, Lebanon, Taiwan, & Berlin. Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff 1962–64, Ambassador to South Vietnam 1964–65. Special Consultant to the President and Chairman of the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board 1965–69, President of the Institute for Defense Analyses 1966–69.
TLS “Max Taylor” on his 10 ¼ x 7 ¼ letterhead as General U. S. Army (Ret.), Washington, October 12 1972, to Lawrence E. Spivak, Producer, “Meet The Press”, Washington. Taylor lavishly salutes “Meet the Press”’s 25th anniversary, has no objection to Spivak’s quoting from his letter as Spivak sees fit.
Lawrence E. Spivak (1900–1994) American publisher and journalist, best known as co-founder, producer and host of “Meet the Press”, the longest-running continuous network series in television history. During his 28 years as panelist and moderator, Spivak was known for his pointed questioning of policy makers.”