Edward D. Taussig
Edward David Taussig was a decorated Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. He is best remembered for being the officer to claim Wake Island after the Spanish–American War, as well as accepting the physical relinquishment of Guam by its indigenous governor following the Treaty of Paris in which Spain ceded Guam to the U. S. following nearly 300 years of colonial rule. Taussig served as Governor of Guam, he was the first of a four-generational family of United States Naval Academy graduates including his son, Vice Admiral Joseph K. Taussig, grandson Captain Joseph K. Taussig Jr. and great-grandson, Captain Joseph K. Taussig USMC. Taussig was born in St. Louis, the son of a wool broker and his wife, who had emigrated from Austria in 1840, he was appointed to the U. S. Naval Academy during the Civil War and entered on July 23, 1863, his education over the next four years included service on the Macedonian. Graduating in June 1867 he served on the steam frigate Minnesota from July to December 1867 and thereafter variously on the Wateree, Powhatan and Resaca from January 1868 to April 1870.
He was commissioned an ensign on 18 December 1868. His early sea service was most remarkable for his time as a passed midshipman on the gunboat Wateree when a tsunami washed her far inland at Arica, on 13 August 1868, he was decorated for his actions during this event. Promoted to master on 21 March 1870 and to lieutenant on 1 January 1872, during the 1870s and 1880s, Taussig was stationed at a number of shore stations and ships: Narragansett, Pacific Squadron. C.. C.. C.. S. Naval Academy. C.. During special duty, Navy Department, Washington D. C. Taussig was involved in managing the navy's exhibit at the Columbian Exposition, including the full size mock-up battleship Illinois, where he was executive officer, following his promotion to lieutenant commander on 19 June 1892. Thereafter, his assignments were executive officer, North Atlantic Squadron. C.. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington, D. C.. Promoted to the rank of commander on 10 August 1898, his first command was the gunboat USS Bennington, which departed San Francisco on 18 September bound for Hawaii and duty with the Asiatic Squadron, in the aftermath of the 12 August 1898 Spanish–American War armistice.
Bennington arrived in Hawaii on 27 September 1898 and spent the next three months operating in local waters and conducting surveys, including Pearl Harbor. In December of that year, Taussig was given orders to proceed to Wake Island and claim it for the United States. After ten days passage from Honolulu, he arrived to formally claim the island on 17 January 1899. At one p.m. a flag staff was placed, with sailors in dress whites forming two ranks, Taussig called all to witness that the island was not in the possession of any other nation and declared it in possession of the United States. Taussig ordered the American flag raised by Ensign Wettengell and Bennington gave a 21 gun salute when the flag reached the truck. At the time President William McKinley ordering that Wake Island be claimed as a U. S. possession was seen as questionable. Wake Island was taken for its strategic value as a cable station, midway between Hawaii and the Philippines. Departing from Wake Island at 5:35 p.m. on 17 January 1899, Bennington arrived at Guam on 23 January 1899.
The island had been captured on 21 June 1898 by Captain Henry Glass of the Charleston who had left Francisco Portusach Martínez, an American civilian, in charge of the territory. Captain Glass is reported to have told Martinez, the only American on Guam, to "take care of the island until some other officers or man-of-war might reach Guam." Although this has never been confirmed by the U. S. Navy, it was believed to be true. Martinez had been deposed in favor of non-American leadership under José Sisto and Venancio Roberto, each laying competing claims to governance. Venancio Roberto's claim was rebuked in favor of Sisto by Lieutenant Commander Vincendon L. Cottman, commander of the U. S. Navy collier Brutus that had arrived at Guam on New Year’s Day 1899 en route back to the U. S from the Spanish–American War; however Sisto's authority was short-lived. On February 1, Sisto relinquished control of the governmental and administrative affairs of Guam to Taussig and Cottman
Frank William Taussig
Frank William Taussig was an American economist and educator. Taussig is credited with creating the foundations of modern trade theory, he was born on December 28, 1859 in St. Louis, the son of William Taussig and Adele Wuerpel, his parents encouraged his literary and musical interests, he played the violin at an early age. He was educated at Smith Academy in that same city, he went to Washington University there but, after a year transferred to Harvard from where he graduated in 1879. He traveled in Europe for a year, he did graduate work at Harvard in law and economics while he was secretary to President Charles W. Eliot for some years, he was appointed assistant professor at Harvard. He became professor of economics in 1892, he remained at Harvard for the balance of his professional career except for several years spent in federal service and some time spent traveling in Europe recovering from a nervous disorder. Taussig was an open advocate of forced sterilization of races and classes he considered inferior.
In his 1911 textbook Principles of Economics, Taussing remarked: "Certain types of criminals and paupers breed only their kind, society has a right and a duty to protect its members from the repeated burden of maintaining and guarding such parasites.... The human race could be immensely improved in quality, its capacity for happy living immensely increased, if those of poor physical and mental endowment were prevented from multiplying."Paul Douglas was a graduate student under Taussig at Harvard in the Fall of 1915 and recalled the experience. Douglas had studied two years in graduate school at Columbia University with Edwin Seligman, an ideological enemy of Taussig. Given the opportunity to criticize the Columbia school of economic thought by confronting Douglas, Taussig attempted to humiliate him to the delight of the Harvard pupils who filled the lecture hall to witness the "slaughter." Douglas turned the tables and trapped Taussig in a logical economic debate. Douglas recalled, "The following day, Taussig cordially shook hands with me at the end of the hour....
We became fast friends for the rest of his life. Trying as the experience was, it was the best thing, it forced me to master the reasoning of the great economic theorists and to stand my ground under verbal and logical bombardment." In a 1912 article in The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Professor Taussig favored protecting the beet sugar industry with a tariff on sugar imports. A beet sugar industry gives intangible benefits by adding to the versatility and capabilities of American agriculture. Unskilled labor gains employment in the labor-intensive beet sugar sector of agriculture. Beet sugar grows best in cool climates of the irrigated regions of Colorado, Idaho and California, he was the editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics from 1889 to 1890 and from 1896 to 1935, president of the American Economic Association in 1904 and 1905, chair of the United States Tariff Commission from 1917 to 1919. In March 1919, he was called to Paris to advise in the adjustment of commercial treaties, in November, on invitation of Woodrow Wilson, he attended the second industrial conference in Washington, D.
C. for promoting peace between capital and labour. He was a strong supporter of the League of Nations, he died on November 1940, aged 80, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Taussig is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Massachusetts; the successor to his chair at Harvard was Joseph Schumpeter. In 1888, he married Edith Thomas Guild. One of their four children was Helen B. Taussig, a noted pediatrician and cardiologist. F. W. Taussig's first wife died in 1910, he married Laura Fisher. Much of Taussigs work is available from Internet Archive: 1883: Protection to Young Industries as Applied to the United States 1885: History of the Present Tariff, 1860–83 1888: The Tariff History of the United States eighth edition, 1931, 1892: The Silver Situation in the United States 1896: Wages and Capital 1911, 1915, 1927 Principles of Economics, volume 1, Volume 2 1918: Some Aspects of the Tariff Question 1915: Inventors and Money Makers, Brown University lectures 1920: Free Trade, the Tariff, Reciprocity 1887 - 1935: Economic theory exam questions Britannica Online Profile of Frank W. Taussig at the History of Economic Thought website.
Department of Economics, University of Victoria Frank William Taussig at Find a Grave Chisholm, Hugh, ed.. "Taussig, Frank William". Encyclopædia Britannica. London & New York. Gilman, D. C.. "Taussig, Frank William". New International Encyclopedia. New York: Dodd, Mead. Works written by or about Frank William Taussig at Wikisource "F. Taussig". JSTOR
USS Taussig, an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer, was named for Edward D. Taussig, a Rear Admiral of the United States Navy whose career spanned over 50 years. Adm. Taussig is remembered for claiming Wake Island for the United States on January 17, 1899 while commanding the gunboat Bennington and for accepting the physical relinquishment of Guam from Spain, ending 300 years of Spanish colonial rule; the ship was laid down on 30 August 1943 at Staten Island, New York, by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.. Taussig fitted out at the New York Navy Yard and conducted a five-week shakedown cruise near Bermuda before returning to New York on 13 July for post-shakedown availability. Repairs complete, she got underway on 18 August for more training -- this time at Maine. On 25 August, Taussig headed south from Boston and, on 1 September, transited the Panama Canal. From there, she headed north for a one-day stop at San Diego before continuing west to Pearl Harbor. After six days of training in Hawaiian waters, the warship cleared Pearl Harbor on 28 September in company with Destroyer Squadron 61 bound, via Eniwetok, for Ulithi.
She reported for duty with the 3rd Fleet. Upon joining the 3rd Fleet, Taussig went to work with Task Force 38. For the remainder of October, the destroyer searched the area just off the Philippines for pilots downed in sweeps of the archipelago during the Leyte invasion. Early in November, she joined the screen of TF 38 itself while its planes continued to support the Leyte operation with covering strikes up and down the Philippine chain. Along with more of the same duty, December brought an added danger — frightful weather. One fatal typhoon late in 1944 swallowed three American destroyers; the December sweeps, made in preparation for the invasion of Luzon at Lingayen Gulf, continued into the first week of January 1945. On 8 January, the fast carriers began their aerial assault on the shores surrounding the South China Sea. Taussig screened the flattops while their planes attacked Japanese bases along the Chinese and Indochinese coasts and on the islands of Formosa and Okinawa as well as providing support for the Allied conquest of Luzon.
During the night of 20 January, the destroyer helped shepherd TF 38 through the Balintang Channel, in the northern Philippines between Batan and Babuyan Islands, into the Philippine Sea. On 23 January, TF 38 returned to Ulithi for replenishment. At midnight three days it became TF 58 once again when Admiral Raymond Spruance relieved Admiral William F. Halsey as commander of the Central Pacific Force; the fast carrier task force sortied from the lagoon on 10 February, Taussig screened Task Group 58.1 as it headed north to participate in the first carrier-based aerial attack on the Japanese home islands since the Doolittle raid of April 1942. On the morning of the 16th, TF 58 arrived at a point some 125 miles southeast of Tokyo. While Taussig and her sister destroyers screened them from enemy submarines, the carriers hurled their planes against Tokyo and other targets on Honshū. After another strike on the morning of the 17th, TF 58 steamed south to support the Iwo Jima invasion. While two of TF 58's task groups moved in to support the Iwo Jima assault on 19 February, Taussig stood off to the south to screen a refueling rendezvous between TG 30.8 and the three remaining carrier task groups.
That same day, the destroyer subjected a submarine contact to an intensive depth-charge attack. Though she failed to sink the boat, Taussig succeeded in her primary mission, protecting the carriers. Task Force 58 cleared the Volcano Islands on 22 February to resume the air offensive against the heart of the Japanese Empire. Bad weather precluded the carrying out of operations against Tokyo and Nagoya, planned for the 25th and 26th and Taussig steamed southwest to strike Okinawa on 1 March; the following day, Taussig joined Vincennes, San Diego and Destroyer Squadron 61 in a bombardment of Okino Daito Shima. Two days the task force returned to Ulithi. On 14 March, Taussig exited Ulithi lagoon to accompany the fast carriers on another raid against Japan; this time the target was Kyūshū, the southernmost of the major islands which constitute Japan proper. With the invasion of Okinawa just over a fortnight away, the carriers sought to pulverize airfields from which kamikaze attacks could be launched against the invasion force.
During the raids of 18 and 19 March, American planes attacked Japanese warships at Kure and succeeded in damaging the carriers Ryūhō and Amagi as well as the battleship Yamato. Taussig helped splash two planes on the 18th and the next day screened TF 58 as it retired from the vicinity of Kyūshū after a devastating kamikaze attack, she defended her big sisters during the sporadic air attacks of the 20th and, after the task force reorganization of the 22d, she moved off to screen TG 58.1 during the week-long aerial assault inflicted upon Okinawa at the end of March. On 1 April, the troops stormed ashore at Okinawa to begin the concluding operation of World War II. TF 58 provided air support through the first three months of the campaign, Taussig moved about off Okinawa screening the carrier from Japanese submarines and planes; the entire campaign was characterized by intense enemy air activity by kamikazes. On 6 April, a Nakajima Ki-43 "Oscar" dropped a bomb which missed Taussig; the destroyer responded with her antiaircraft battery and scored hits on the intruder, but TF 58's combat air patrol claimed the tally
Helen B. Taussig
Helen Brooke Taussig was an American cardiologist, working in Baltimore and Boston, who founded the field of pediatric cardiology. Notably, she is credited with developing the concept for a procedure that would extend the lives of children born with Tetralogy of Fallot; this concept was applied in practice as a procedure known as the Blalock-Thomas-Taussig shunt. The procedure was developed by Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas, who were Taussig's colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Taussig is known for her work in banning thalidomide and was recognized as a skilled physician. Helen Brooke Taussig was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on May 24, 1898 to Frank W. Taussig and Edith Thomas Guild, who had three other children, her father was an economist at Harvard University, her mother was one of the first students at Radcliffe College, a women's college. When Taussig was 11 years old, her mother succumbed to tuberculosis, she struggled with severe dyslexia through her early school years. She graduated from Cambridge School for Girls in 1917 studied for two years at Radcliffe before earning a bachelor's degree and Phi Beta Kappa membership from the University of California, Berkeley in 1921.
She spent summers as a child in Cotuit, in life had a home there. Taussig studied histology and anatomy at both Harvard Medical School and Boston University, though neither school allowed her to earn a degree, she was discriminated against in her histology class, where she was barred from speaking to her male classmates for fear of "contamination." As an anatomy student at Boston University in 1925, she published her first scientific paper on studies of ox heart muscles with Alexander Begg. She applied to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was accepted as a full-degree candidate, she completed her MD degree in 1927 at Johns Hopkins, where she remained for one year as a cardiology fellow and for two years as a pediatrics intern. While at Hopkins, she received two Archibald Fellowships, spanning 1927-1930. Dr. Taussig became deaf in the part of her career, she learned to use lip-reading techniques and hearing aids to speak with her patients, her fingers rather than a stethoscope to feel the rhythm of their heartbeats and to lip read.
Taussig began her career after her fellowship in cardiology with a stint as head of a rheumatic fever department. She was hired by the pediatric department of Johns Hopkins, the Harriet Lane Home, as its chief, where she served from 1930 until 1963. While there, she did extensive work on anoxemia, called "blue baby syndrome", discovered its cause as a partial blockage of the pulmonary artery either alone or combined with a hole between the ventricles of the infant's heart, she worked with surgeon Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas to develop a surgery to correct the defect, resulting in what is now known as the Blalock-Taussig-Thomas shunt. They first performed the corrective surgery on dogs but by 1946 began to perform the operation on human babies; that year, she became an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. In 1947, Taussig published her magnum opus, Congenital Malformations of the Heart, considered to be the genesis of pediatric cardiology as an independent field. In 1954, she received the Albert Lasker award for outstanding contributions to medicine.
Taussig formally retired from Johns Hopkins in 1963, but continued to teach, give lectures, lobby for various causes. In addition, she kept writing scientific papers, she advocated the use of animals in medical research and legalized abortion, as well as the benefits of palliative care and hospice. In 1965, Dr. Helen Taussig was the first woman to become the president of the American Heart Association. Taussig learned of the damaging effects of the drug thalidomide on newborns and in 1967, testified before Congress on this matter after a trip to Germany where she worked with infants suffering from phocomelia; as a result of her efforts, thalidomide was banned in the United States and Europe. In 1977, Taussig moved to a retirement community in Pennsylvania. Active, she continued making periodic trips to the University of Delaware for research work. Taussig pioneered the use of x-rays and fluoroscopy to examine changes in a baby's heart and lungs in a less invasive manner. At the time of her death, she was working on research involving the genetic basis for certain congenital heart defects with avian hearts.
On May 20, 1986, four days short of her 88th birthday, Taussig was driving a group of friends to vote in a local election when her car collided with another vehicle at an intersection, killing her instantly. The Johns Hopkins Hospital named the Helen B. Taussig Congenital Heart Disease Center in her honor, in 2005 the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine named one of its four colleges in her honor; the University of Göttingen named its cardiac clinic in honor of Taussig in 1965. In 1947, Taussig was honored by France as Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur. In 1953, she received an honorary medal from the American College of Chest Physicians, she was honored by Italy with the Feltrinelli Award in 1954. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1957. In 1963, she was given the Gold Heart Award, she was honored with the American Heart Association's award of merit in 1967. An honorary fellow
William Taussig was a St. Louis physician and businessperson, he managed the business affairs associated with building the Eads Bridge and its operation. Taussig was born in the city of Prague, the third city of the Austrian Empire, the commercial and manufacturing center of Bohemia, he was educated at the University of Prague, after completing the classical course, turned his attention to the study of medicine, devoting himself chiefly to chemistry. In 1847, he emigrated to the United States, for a year was employed in New York City as an analytical chemist. Leaving New York in 1848, he came to St. Louis and soon after his arrival became connected with the drug house of Charless, Blow & Co. as chemist. To further qualify himself for the practice of medicine, he attended a course of lectures at Pope's Medical College, started a medical practice. During the a cholera epidemic in 1849, he served the city as assistant physician and apothecary at quarantine. In 1851 he moved to Carondelet an independent city, but now part of St. Louis.
There he soon built up a extensive practice. In 1852 he was elected mayor of the city, held that office until failing health compelled him to retire from the position, to give up his large medical practice. In 1859 he became one of the judges of the St. Louis County Court, John H. Lightner, Benjamin Farrar, Robert Holmes and John H. Fisse being his associates; this court, or board, had absolute control of all the financial and administrative affairs of St. Louis County during the entire period of the Civil War, on it rested the chief responsibilities of county government. Taussig and his colleagues were chosen as a reform board, their immediate predecessors having brought down upon themselves popular condemnation by their conduct of county affairs; the court inaugurated numerous reforms. In 1863, Taussig was reelected to the county court and made presiding justice, holding that position until his resignation in 1865. During Taussig's term of service on the bench, Captain Ulysses S. Grant was rejected for a position as county surveyor.
Grant soon afterward went to Illinois. On the occasion of one of his visits to St. Louis, General Grant told Taussig he was indebted to him for his action in the matter. Taussig was presiding on the county bench when General Sterling Price made his last raid through Missouri and threatened the capture of St. Louis. Supported by his associates, Taussig moved to raise two regiments of troops to reinforce the inadequate reserves defending the city under command of General Rosecrans; the much needed additional military force could only be raised by giving generous bounties to encourage the enlistment of troops. There was, however, no money in the county treasury, $200,000 was needed to meet the expenses of the proposed movement. So Taussig negotiated a loan. During the Civil War, when marauders — calling themselves Confederates — under the command of "Bill" Anderson fell upon the town of Fulton and robbed and destroyed the insane asylum at that place, the inmates of that institution were left without a place of refuge.
Taussig, upon hearing of the disaster, provided for their relief. Accompanied by Captain Bartholomew Guion, he arrived at Fulton, speedily organized a relief movement with the assistance of residents in the vicinity, he gathered together those, inmates of the asylum, over two hundred in number, loaded them into vehicles of various kinds, landed them at Mexico, Missouri. The region traversed was infested with guerrillas, Taussig and his party had no military escort. Here, by previous arrangement, the doors of St. Vincent Asylum were thrown open to them. While serving on the county court bench Taussig was examining surgeon for the First Military District, by appointment of President Lincoln, his duty in this connection being to pass upon the physical condition of men drafted into the Union Army. In 1865 he was appointed United States Internal Revenue collector by President Lincoln, he being the second appointee to that office in St. Louis. Soon after the close of the war, he became first president of the Traders' Bank.
He joined James B. Eads in the project to construct a bridge across the Mississippi River. At the first meeting of the executive committee of the Illinois & St. Louis Bridge & Tunnel Company he was appointed chairman, from that time until his retirement in 1896 managed the vast interests connected with the bridge and tunnel; the only other enterprise with which he was identified during that time was the North Missouri Railway Company, of which he served two years as director. In July 1874, upon completion of the bridge, he was appointed general manager of the St. Louis Bridge Company, the Tunnel Railroad Company, the Union Railway & Transit Company, the Union Depot Company, all of which interests were by lease and purchase, combined under the general ownership and control of the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis; this association made Taussig its president in 1889, from that time forward until the date of its completion he devoted himself to the perfection of a railroad terminal system for St. Louis and to the building of the Union Depot.
In 1872, he joined Carl Schurz, Emil Preetorius, Gratz Brown, William M. Grosvenor and Henry T. Blow in the Liberal Republican Party. In 1857, Taussig married Adele Wuerpel of St. Louis, their son Frank William Taussig became professor of political economy in Harvard College. F. W. Taussig's last publication was "My Father's Business Career," Harvard Business Review, 1941; this article includes text from a publication in the public domain: William Hyde and Howard Louis Conard. "
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USS Joseph K. Taussig
USS Joseph K. Taussig was a Dealey-class destroyer escort in the United States Navy, she was named after Admiral Joseph Taussig. Joseph K. Taussig was laid down 3 January 1956 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, New Jersey. R. S. Moore in command. Following a Caribbean shakedown Joseph K. Taussig reported to Newport, Rhode Island on 22 December for duty with the Atlantic Fleet, she departed Newport on 12 May 1958 for Mediterranean service with the 6th Fleet. During this tour a crisis erupted in Lebanon, the 6th Fleet was dispatched to the area to prevent a Communist takeover. Joseph K. Taussig was at the scene; the destroyer escort remained on patrol until the crisis subsided, returned to Newport 7 October. She was assigned to an antisubmarine warfare group and continued these operations until 6 February 1959 when she made a goodwill cruise to South America. Upon completion of an overhaul at Boston Naval Shipyard, Joseph K. Taussig operated out of Newport prior to Caribbean exercises during January 1960.
She resumed operations along the Atlantic coast. The destroyer escort traveled to the North Atlantic 6 September for NATO exercises, before resuming coastal operations upon her return to Newport on 20 October. During January and February 1961, Joseph K. Taussig once again participated in annual exercises in the Caribbean and in April engaged in joint American-Canadian exercises off Nova Scotia. For the remainder of the year she operated in a state of readiness along the Atlantic coast and in mid February 1962 commenced 6 months of extensive ASW exercises. During October, intelligence reports revealed evidence of Russian missile installations in Cuba; this led to President Kennedy establishing a naval quarantine around the island. Joseph K. Taussig was ordered off Jacksonville, Fla. in November to provide a second line of defense. With the easing of tensions, she began preparations for a goodwill cruise to Africa, departed Newport 15 February 1963. After visiting nine African and three Mediterranean ports, she returned Newport 25 May for summer convoy escort exercises and Cuban patrol duty.
From August to December, Joseph K. Taussig engaged in coastal training operations. Between January and May 1965 Joseph K. Taussig received DASH installation at Boston Naval Shipyard and after completing training in the Caribbean, she participated in the massive amphibious exercise, Operation Steel Pike I, in October. During the remainder of 1965 and throughout 1966, she trained along the Atlantic Coast and in the Caribbean and, in addition, served as sonar school ship at Key West. Early in 1966 she began six months of duty as an E-4 training ship to train seamen as petty officers in response to the growing commitment of the Navy in the troubled waters of Southeast Asia, she resumed squadron training exercises in July. During the next 12 months she operated from New England waters to the Caribbean, she was stricken from the Navy register on 1 July 1972, sold for scrap 15 June 1973. This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships; the entry can be found here.
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