THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES PHILIP BATES TAYLOR III FOR THE PERSONAL RANK OF AMBASSADOR
The President today accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Philip Bates Taylor III, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, in his capacity as the Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Inter-American Council for Education, Science, and Culture (CIECC) and the Inter-American Economic and Social Council (CIES).
Mr. Taylor joined the Foreign Service in 1972. During his career, he has served at the American Consulate at Medellin, Columbia (1972-74), as Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States (1974-76), and as a Consular Officer in Rome, Italy (1976-79). He was Country Officer for Bolivia in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1979-81) and was then assigned for three years as Consul General of the American Embassy at Guatemala. Following a year at the National War College, Mr. Taylor was the Deputy Director and then Director of the Office of Andean Affairs, Bureau of the Deputy Chief of Mission, and was Consul General in Sao Paulo, Brazil from 1992 to 1995. He assumed his current position as Deputy Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States in July, 1995.
Mr. Taylor was born January 9, 1945 in Berkeley, California. For the four years after his graduation from Williams College in 1967 with a B.A. in Political Science, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. In 1979, Mr. Taylor married Anna Maria Taylor (nee Pannunzio) of Rome, Italy. The Taylors have no children.