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Dr. Isaac "Ike" Taylor - UNC Medical School Dean 1964 - 1971

by Charly Mann

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Bill Teague      11:35 AM Wed 1/11/2012

I met a Glenn Taylor, who played the guitar extremely well in a Myrtle Beach bar on 4/16/1983. I bought two of his albums, both autographed that day. One included the "1812 Overture" and the "William Tell Overture".
The other included "Beethoven's Fifth Symphony"

I asked about him and he gave me a life description that was similar to that of James, but I can not find the link. He has similar features to James, but he is not a brother, according to James' bio.

Does anybody know the relationship and whereabouts of Glenn?
 

Howard Harris      3:08 PM Thu 6/16/2011

First, thank you for this wonderful profile of Issac Taylor. I had the pleasure of meeting Gertrud Taylor when I was a graduate student at UNC. A friend who was a medical student at UNC had encountered Gertrude and learned of her interest in bonzai. She invited him to come for a visit and obtain a starter bonsai plant from her. I provided the wheels to get him to the Taylor house. I recall her as gracious and welcoming. I hope I recall this accurately but I seem to remember that the Taylors had similar if not matching Porsches and Gertrude's bore the NC license plate "Love". I believe she said that a member of the North Carolina family with the name "Love" had offered to acquire the right to that vanity plate but that she had declined. One thought comes to mind. The note at the end of the story seems to refer to an event or several events held close in time at UNC related to the Taylor family in February 2009. Some additional information about those events would be welcome; and if there are other "memories" attached to events at UNC it would be wonderful to be able to further information on the Web if available. Again, my thanks for this sketch.
 

Cher      1:14 PM Sat 3/12/2011

So is Trudy still living ? When did she and Ike divorce? What are Alex and Hugh doing?
 

Mary Walker      11:01 AM Mon 1/25/2010

What a remarkable man. You are doing a great service telling us about the truly great people in Chapel Hill's history.
 

Barbara James      10:35 AM Sun 1/24/2010

My father was a doctor and so was at least one parent of many of my friends growing up. My experience is that doctors in general are distant parents, yet their intelligence, work ethic, and career, which provides so much help to others, compensates for this, and results in their children having happy and very productive adult lives. Childhood on the other hand for doctor's kids can be very hard.
 

Ruth Collins      12:12 PM Sat 1/23/2010

Great article Charly. I guess if Dr. Taylor had been more involved with his family the world might have had four or five more great doctors, and three to five less great singer-songwriters. I am not sure which profession provides more real benefit to society, but it may well be doctors.
 

Tracy Hancock      7:31 PM Fri 1/22/2010

I always think of the "singing" Taylors as very laid back people. Dr. Taylor seems to have been the opposite of this.

I understand Livingston is a college professor now in Boston. Do you know what he teaches and where he went to college?
 

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