Richard L. Taylor, professor of business, law and ethics at Suffolk University in Boston, will be speaking at Union Chapel on Sunday, July 4 at 10 a.m. The title of his talk is The Declaration of Independence: A 21st Century Perspective.

He brings to this subject a broad range of public and private sector experiences. He has served as Secretary of Transportation of Massachusetts, and on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the Board of Higher Education. He is a former member of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission. As an entrepreneur and senior executive in health insurance and real estate, he has managed large organizations.

He has earned degrees from Boston University, Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, and honorary degrees from Bridgewater State College and from Wentworth Institute of Technology.

The Taylors have been summer residents of Oak Bluffs for over 30 years.

The interdenominational Union Chapel is at the intersection of Circuit, Kennebec and Narragansett avenues. Organ preludes by Garrett Brown commence at 9:40 a.m. Informal summer attire is acceptable, and there is a new handicap access ramp at the Kennebec avenue entrance.