First, from BookRags.com:
Get a detailed Katherine Dunham biography from BookRags.com. … Louise and Fanny June (Taylor) Weir, who had families of their own by the time Dunham…..
*(Fanny June Taylor was the mother of dancer Katherine Dunham who was close friend to Doris Duke the heiress)
Wier, Bailey, Danielle etc..:
Then we have the mother of Valerie Jarrett, Barbara Taylor Bowman:
Charles McArthur Ghankay Taylor (born 28 January 1948) is a former Liberian politician who was the 22nd President of Liberia, serving from 2 August 1997 until his resignation on 11 August 2003.
Born in Arthington, Montserrado County, Liberia, Taylor earned a degree at Bentley College in the United States before returning to Liberia to work in the government of Samuel Doe. After being removed for embezzlement, he eventually arrived in Libya, where he was trained as a guerilla fighter. He returned to Liberia in 1989 as the head of a Libyan-backed resistance group, the National Patriotic Front of Liberia, to overthrow the Doe regime, initiating the First Liberian Civil War (1989–96). Following Doe’s execution, Taylor gained control of a large portion of the country and became one of the most prominent warlords in Africa. Following a peace deal that ended the war, Taylor coerced the population into electing him president in the 1997 general election.
During his term of office, Taylor was accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity as a result of his involvement in the Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002). Domestically, opposition to his regime grew, culminating in the outbreak of the Second Liberian Civil War (1999–2003). By 2003, he had lost control of much of the countryside and was formally indicted by the Special Court for Sierra Leone. That year, he resigned as a result of growing international pressure and went into exile in Nigeria. In 2006, the newly elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf formally requested his extradition, after which he was detained by UN authorities in Sierra Leone and then at the Penitentiary Institution Haaglanden in The Hague, awaiting trial. He was found guilty in April 2012 of all eleven charges levied by the Special Court, including terror, murder and rape.In May he was sentenced to 50 years in prison’.
Then Claudia Taylor Johnson:
And another Johnson, and his wife Ms Walker:
Fay, Smith, Prescott, Walker, Bush:
And Sutton/ Gardinier.King Hussein’s second wife:
And another Sutton, who helped Obama get into Harvard:
Next, Patrick Taylor, and his oil agreement with King Hussein of Jordan:
Patrick F. Taylor (June 12, 1937 – November 6, 2004) was an American businessman, who was founder and CEO of the independent oil company Taylor Energy Company.
Taylor graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in petroleum engineering. After working for independent oilman John W. Mecom, Sr., he established a consulting company. Along with Mecom, he founded the Circle Bar Drilling company in the 1970s. After Circle Bar was sold, he started Taylor Energy Company. Taylor Energy became the largest privately held oil and gas company in the Gulf of Mexico.
Taylor had a strong interest in education and humanitarian causes. He developed and promoted the “Taylor Plan”, adopted in Louisiana in 1998, which provides academically qualified students with state-paid tuition to college. It is known as the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students, or TOPS for short.
In 2004, Taylor was named #234 to the Forbes 400, a list compiled by Forbes magazine of the 400 richest Americans.
Before his death in 2004, the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jefferson, Louisiana was named after him. Each year, the school celebrates Founder’s Day to honor the man who gave so much to Louisiana education. Taylor’s widowed wife continues to play a close role with the school, visiting often, taking part in graduations, and accompanying students on trips to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.
John W. Mecom Sr (January 13, 1911 – October 12, 1981) was an American businessman.
John Whitfield Mecom Sr found success as an independent oilman by acquiring abandoned oil wells and then making them profitable. He also developed new fields from Louisiana to Saudi Arabia.
He was once ranked as one of the top oil independents; however, he filed for bankruptcy in 1970. After reorganizing his John W. Mecom Company, he reopened his company, which he subsequently ran with his son, John W. Mecom Jr., former owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team.
On December 18, 1964, Mecom’s private plane was mistakenly shot down by the Egyptian air force, killing both pilot and co-pilot. While Mecom survived, the incident strained U.S.-Egypt relations, Mecom being a friend and donor of Lyndon Johnson.
In December, 1965, Mecom offered to buy the Houston Chronicle, its building, the Rice Hotel and a 35 percent interest in Texas Commerce National Bank from Houston Endowment Inc.. The offer included a down payment of one million dollars. However, Mecom was unable to raise the additional cash to complete the sale, forcing him to cancel the transaction.
John Meacham Hunt and oil:
Now more on Mecom/ Meacham/ Carter:
The Meacham/Carter Family Papers
The Estate of Minnie Meacham Carter (1902-1996), widow of Fort Worth Star-Telegram publisher, art collector and philanthropist Amon G. Carter, Sr. (1879-1955), donated more than forty records center cartons of material on the Meacham and Carter families in January, 2003. Mrs. Carter was the daughter of department store merchant and former Fort Worth mayor, Henry Clay Meacham (1869-1929), and Margaret Bean Meacham, a pillar in the Junior Woman’s Club. The couple had four daughters, Mary Meacham Brants, Margaret Meacham Hightower, Katherine Meacham and Minnie Meacham Smith Carter. Minnie Meacham graduated from National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, Maryland, in 1922. Returning to Fort Worth, she was a 1923 Assembly debutante and Stock Show queen, and was active in the family mercantile business. The widow of Glen (Buck) Smith, Minnie Meacham became the third wife of Amon G. Carter in 1947. Following Carter’s death in 1955, she continued to live in their Rivercrest mansion, staying active in the Fort Worth Opera Association and Fort Worth Garden Club well into her eighth decade.
And a Motown, Barry Gordy, Peanut Carter:
Carter was born Bessie Lillian Gordy to James Jackson Gordy (1863–1948) and Mary Ida Nicholson (1871–1951) in Richland, Georgia in 1898. She is a biological half first-cousin of Berry Gordy, Sr., the father of Berry Gordy, Jr. who founded Motown records. She volunteered to serve as a nurse with the U.S. Army in 1917 but the program was cancelled. Instead, she worked for the US Post Office at Richland before moving to Plains in 1920 where she was accepted as a trainee at the Wise Sanitarium before completing her nursing degree at the Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia in 1923.
Spouse(s) James Earl Carter, Sr. (m. Sept. 1923)
Children Jimmy, Gloria, Ruth and Billy
Parents James Jackson Gordy and Mary Ida Nicholson
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