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Representative Gene Taylor, first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1989, is a representative from Mississippi’s Fifth Congressional District. He holds a seat on the Armed Services and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees. He was born in New Orleans in 1953. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Taylor serves on two major committees, the House Armed Services Committee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. As a member of the Armed Services Committee, he is the Ranking Member of the Projections Forces Subcommittee. He also sits on the Readiness Subcommittee and Merchant Marine Panel. On the Transportation and Infrastructure committee he serves on the subcommittees of Highways, Transit and Pipelines and the Water Resources and Environment. In addition, Taylor serves as co-chair of the following three Congressional Member Organizations: National Guard and Reserve Caucus, Coast Guard Caucus, and the House Boating Caucus.
He served in the Coast Guard Reserve from 1971 to 1984. His official House biography notes:
"Taylor is one of only a handful of Members of Congress with hands-on experience in the United States Coast Guard. Serving in the Coast Guard Reserve from 1971 - 1984 as the skipper of a search and rescue boat, he received the Commandant's Letter of Commendation for fire fighting and a letter of Commendation for for saving the life of a crewmember."