Irving A. Taylor, 62, a retired chief of the health planning division at the Agency for International Development and a former director of comprehensive health planning for Michigan, died of leukemia April 6 at Mount Vernon Hospital. He lived in Alexandria.
Mr. Taylor, who was born in Michigan, served in the Army in the Pacific in World War II. He later graduated from Michigan State University and earned a master's degree at the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, Ariz.
In the 1950s, he was a hospital administrator in Detroit and a health consultant in Africa. In 1959, he joined AID. He worked in Asia and in Washington, where he was responsible for health on the Near East-Far East desk.
From 1971 to 1977, he directed comprehensive health planning in Michigan. In 1977, he returned to AID here and headed its health planning division until he retired in January for reasons of health.
Mr. Taylor was a member of the American Hospital Association and the American Association of Clinic Managers. He published a number of papers in professional journals.
Survivors include his wife, Elisabeth Allen Taylor of Alexandria; two sons, Christopher Robert, of Bradford, Pa., and Brian Kent, of Savannah, Ga., and four grandchildren.