Telford Taylor was a Professor of Law at the Columbia University Law School. After graduating from Williams College and Harvard Law School, he served with various government agencies in Washington DC, becoming General Counsel to the Federal Communications Commission in 1940. He served in the Army during World War II and was a staff prosecutor in the Nuremberg war trials in 1946. He practiced law in New York City and taught at Columbia University for over three decades.
Taylor authored several books, including The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials, The March of Conquest, Sword and Swastika, and The Breaking Wave.