Dr. Julius Henry "Jute" Taylor, who was a physics professor at what is now Morgan State University for 37 years and also headed the department, died Aug. 27 of heart failure at his Windsor Hills home.
He was 97.
The son of a brick mason and a homemaker, Dr. Taylor, one of six children, was born and raised in Cape May, N.J.
He was a 1932 graduate of Middle Township High School, where he played basketball, was a champion pole vaulter and played trumpet in the high school band.
While attending high school, he met his future wife, Patricia Spaulding, who was four years his junior.
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