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The First Inspectors General

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Eldon D. Taylor

Eldon D. Taylor

Eldon D. Taylor was born July 29, 1929, in Holdenville, Okla. He received a B.A. and M.A. in public administration from American University.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1954. From 1955 to 1959, Taylor was with the Navy's Bureau of Ordnance and Bureau of Naval Weapons in a variety of assignments related to budgeting.

He joined NASA in 1960 and worked on the initial planning and budgeting for space flight. From 1962 to 1970, Taylor was with NASA's Office of Space Sciences and Applications as Director of the program review and resources management organization.

From 1970 to 1973, he was a member of an OMB task force established to organize the Environmental Protection Agency, and served as EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Resources Management, where he was responsible for budgeting and accounting.

In 1973 Taylor joined the National Science Foundation as Deputy Assistant Director for Administration, and since 1974 he has been Assistant Director for Administration. He is responsible for management functions, including personnel, accounting, management analysis, and administrative budget.