Sunday, April 5, 2009

Rex E. Taylor Army Lieutenant Colonel

Rex E. Taylor, 66, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served from 1962 to 1992, died March 23 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center of complications after surgery to remove a tumor.

Col. Taylor's last assignment was at the Pentagon in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was a Vietnam War veteran.

Rex Eugene Taylor was born in Millville, New Brunswick. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1967 and a master's degree in business administration in 1969, both from what is now known as West Texas A&M University.

He was a flight instructor at Andrews Air Force Base, Quantico Marine Corps Base and JLS Aviation, a flight school in Fredericksburg.

He had been an Alexandria resident since 1985.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Linda Salmon Taylor of Alexandria; two children, Rex E. Taylor Jr. of Wichita Falls, Tex., and Elizabeth Quick of Plummer, Minn.; and six grandchildren.

-- Lauren Wiseman

Paul E. Pauly Commerce Official

Paul E. Pauly, 91, a prominent international trade expert for the Department of Commerce, died March 18 of sepsis and pneumonia at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He lived in Falls Church.

Mr. Pauly joined the Commerce Department's New York field office in 1942 and directed the foreign trade section of the Los Angeles office from 1946 until coming to Washington in 1951. He later directed several international trade offices for the department, including the Office of International Trade Promotion from 1965 to 1971.

Mr. Pauly helped establish trade centers, commercial exhibitions, trade missions and technical sales seminars around the world. He also led trade missions to Europe, Africa and Asia. In addition, he was the U.S. representative on several United Nations advisory committees.

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