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Community Leader H. Ben Taub Dies Following Illness

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H. Ben Taub (Courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine)

(HOUSTON) — Baylor College of Medicine announced the death of Houston community leader H. Ben Taub on Tuesday.

Taub reportedly died following a recent illness.

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According to Dr. Paul Klotman, president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine, Taub had served as a member of the Baylor College of Medicine Board since 2000. He also served on the Building and Interiors Committee and the Investment Committee.

In addition to his service as a trustee of the college, he was president of the Baylor Medical Foundation and past chair of the Board of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation.

Taub was the great-nephew of Ben Taub, after whom Ben Taub General Hospital was named.

“He was a true Texan and provided me with a warm welcome to his great state,” Klotman said. “I always could count on him to be colorful, spirited and totally supportive. He was, without a doubt, absolutely devoted to Baylor College of Medicine. Mr. Taub was a strong leader in the community. He will be greatly missed by all.”

Harris County Hospital District released the following statement Tuesday:

“We are profoundly saddened by the recent death of H. Ben Taub, community leader, philanthropist and former chairman of the Harris County Hospital District Foundation, the philanthropic partner of Harris Health System. Mr. Taub was a member of the Foundation’s board for many years. We are very grateful for the years of service he gave to help ensure high quality healthcare is available for all in our community regardless of financial status. We join with his family and friends in celebrating his life, and offering heartfelt condolences to his family and the community he served. And he will be greatly missed.”

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