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Taggart, Rush Jr.

Rush Taggart U.S. Marine Corps WWII
Rush Taggart U.S. Marine Corps WWII

Date of Birth: 7/11/1924
Died On: 1/1/1993
Street Address: Home in 1930: Manhattan
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Marine Corps - Headquarters Squadron-53, Mag-53, 9 Maw Fmf, Usmcas, Cherry Point, N.C.

Veteran Code: USMC-63

Rush Taggart was born in New York in 1924. The census records show his families Home in 1930: Manhattan and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Rush enlisted in 1945 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Rush Taggart dies at 68; was longtime conservationist STOCKBRIDGE -

Rush Taggart, 68, of Main Street died Monday evening at Berkshire Medical Center. He was born in New York City on July 11, 1924, son of the late Rush and Carolyn Dorset Taggart, and the grandson of William Taggart, an early explorer of the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1949 with a degree in chemical engineering.

Mr. Taggart served as a sergeant in the Marine Corps in Texas during World War II.

Before residing in Stockbridge, he lived in New Canaan, Conn., and Charleston, W.Va., while he was employed by Union Carbide. He had been a production manager, purchasing agent and building materials supervisor for the company. For more than 20 years he was a supporter of conservation organizations in Massachusetts. A Berkshire representative to the state Trustees of Reservations, he led its successful effort to acquire more than 250 acres abutting the Monument Mountain preservation that was threatened by development, and served on most of its standing committees. For the Laurel Hill Association, he worked to document the many properties and easements donated to the organization over the years. He also was involved in the establishment of the Stockbridge Historic District His Main Street mansion was decorated as a designers' show-house last summer to benefit Edith Wharton Restorations Inc. More than 7,000 people paid to view the 17 rooms decorated by interior designers. A collector and restorer of Americana, Mr. Taggart specialized in Currier & Ives lithographs and Early American wood and brass clocks. A significant portion of his Currier & Ives collection was donated to the Shelburne (Vt.) Museum in 1989. More recently he specialized in the McKinney ,& Hall series of Early American Indian portraits.

He leaves his former wife, Dorothy Harris; two sons, Rush Taggart III of Pelham, N.Y., and Stewart Taggart of Paris, France; a daughter, Mrs. Alison Barone of Albany, Calif.; two brothers, Robert D. Taggart of Dorset, Vt, and William Taggart of Darien, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Eliza T. Davies of Lake Forest, 111.; and five grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted Saturday at 10:30 at St Paul's Episcopal Church by the Rev. Theodore H. Evans, rector. Burial will be at 4 at Lakeview Cemetery in New Canaan. Calling hours will be Friday from 4 to 6 at Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home, Stockbridge. Memorial donations may be made the Trustees of the Reservation in care of the funeral home.

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