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  Taylor, Hoyt P.
NameHoyt P. Taylor
Address Anson County
, North Carolina , United States
Born June 11, 1890
Died April 12, 1964 (73 years)
Last ModifedChronicler
Mar 01, 2006 09:34pm
InfoHoyt Patrick Taylor, Sr. (June 11, 1890-April 12, 1964), one of three sons of Simeon P. and Kate (Ward) Taylor, was born in Winton, N.C. He attended Winton High School, Horner Military Academy, and Wake Forest College. Taylor served as a second lieutenant in the 371st Infantry (a Negro unit) during World War I and received the Silver Star and Purple Heart as well as a personal citation from General John Joseph Pershing.

For many years Taylor practiced law in Wadesbro, N.C. Initially, he maintained his own firm but later joined partners, including Congressman Paul Kitchin. An active Democrat, Taylor served as mayor of Wadesboro, as chairman of the Anson County Democratic Executive Committee.

NC Senate (D-Anson) 1936-1939, 1943. He chaired the Senate finance committee in 1939 and the appropriations committee in 1943.

Member of the Advisory Budget Commission (1939, 1940, 1943, 1944) and as legislative assistant to Governor Robert Gregg Cherry (1945).

Lt. Governor (D-NC) 1949-1953

Taylor took an active interest in educational institutions and businesses. He served as a trustee of the University of North Carolina and Meredith College, and helped direct various firms in Anson County, including Carolina Concrete Pipe Company, AnsonTelephone and Telegraph Company, Anson Real Estate and Insurance Company, and Wadesboro Electric Service Company.

In 1923 Taylor married Miss Inez Wooten of Chadbourn. The union produced three children: Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Jr., Caroline Corbett Taylor, and Frank Wooten Taylor.



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