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GPO remembers former deputy public printer

Press release from the issuing company

Washington - George A. Taylor, 68, who served as Deputy Public Printer at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), passed away earlier this week at his home in  Fredericksburg, VA.  Taylor was appointed Deputy Public Printer in 2003 by the 24th Public Printer Bruce James.  In that role, Taylor oversaw GPO's printing, print procurement, customer services, publication sales and information dissemination operations for Congress, federal agencies and the American public.

Prior to joining GPO, Taylor had more than two decades of experience in information publishing.  He served as an executive with the Thomson Corp. (now Thomson Reuters) for many years, serving as president and CEO of Thomson Tax & Accounting Group and Lawyer's Cooperative Publishing. He held degrees from Ohio State University and the University of Virginia. He also served in the U.S. Air Force.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Friday, October 22, 2010 at St. George's Episcopal Church in Fredericksburg, VA.

"George was a brilliant businessman with a keen sense of fairness and a warm wit and he played a valuable role in the early days of the transformation of GPO into a premiere manufacturing organization," said Public Printer Bob Tapella.  "On behalf of the men and women of GPO, we send our condolences to George's wife, Monecia, and his family.