William Taliaferro Close

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William Taliaferro "Bill" Close

Birthplace: Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Big Piney, Sublette County, Wyoming, United States
Cause of death: heart attack
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Bennett Close and Elizabeth Taliaferro
Husband of Bettine Close
Father of Glenn Close; William Duncan Close; <private> Close; <private> Close; <private> Campbell (Close) and 1 other
Brother of <private> Close
Half brother of Adelaide Close and Eleanor Barzin

Occupation: missionary, surgeon, Leopoldville, Congo in 1963
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About William Taliaferro Close



Helped control ebola virus in Congo; personal physician to Mobutu, President of Zaire

http://www.kemmerergazette.com/V2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=73&story_id=778 his obit


Dr. Close was responsible for the prevention of the spread of the Ebola virus while health officer for Congo, a noted author and lecturer in the USA and advisor to the Center for Disease Control. He was also the father of actress Glenn Close.

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William Taliaferro Close's Timeline

June 7, 1924
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States
March 19, 1947
Age 22
Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
January 15, 2009
Age 84
Big Piney, Sublette County, Wyoming, United States