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12 random things about Dick Taylor

By Bakersfield Life
Friday, Jun 27 2014 12:35 AM

From Amazonian jungle operations to real estate deals, Dick Taylor is a modern Renaissance man. Taylor, 58, currently bears the title of the director of the Kern County Veterans Service Department, but he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and led his family business, a Goodyear dealership, before he took up county work.

Born and raised in Bakersfield, Taylor attended East High and Bakersfield College. He and his wife, Cheryl, have been married since 1978, and they have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Before he settled into a career in county government, Taylor traveled the world with the Marines. He was deployed to the Mediterranean Sea for "Operation Fluid Drive" in 1976 to support the evacuation of Americans from Beirut after...

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