Roy A. Taylor
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Roy A. Taylor
Roy A. Taylor
Roy A. Taylor 93rd Congress 1973.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina

June 25, 1960 - January 3, 1977
David McKee Hall
V. Lamar Gudger
Constituency12th District (1960-1963)
11th District (1963-1977)
Member of the North Carolina General Assembly

Personal details
Born(1910-01-31)January 31, 1910
Vader, Washington
DiedNovember 28, 1995(1995-11-28) (aged 85)
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materMaryville College
Asheville University Law School

Roy Arthur Taylor (January 31, 1910 - November 28, 1995) was a U.S. Representative from North Carolina.

Born in Vader, Washington, Taylor graduated from Asheville-Biltmore College, Asheville, North Carolina, 1929. He graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, Tennessee, 1931. J.D., Asheville University Law School, Asheville, North Carolina, 1936. He was a lawyer in private practice. He was in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946. He served as member of the North Carolina general assembly from 1947 to 1949 and 1951 to 1953.

Taylor was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative David M. Hall. He was reelected to eight succeeding Congresses and served from June 25, 1960 to January 3, 1977. He was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976.

In 1986, he received an honorary Doctor of Law from the University of North Carolina at Asheville[1][2]

He died on November 28, 1995 in Black Mountain, North Carolina, and was interred in Mountain View Memorial Gardens in the same town.[3]

External links

  • United States Congress. "Roy A. Taylor (id: T000099)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Roy Arthur Taylor at Find a Grave


  1. ^ "Honorary Degree Recipients". University of North Carolina Asheville. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "Roy A. Taylor Award". UNC ASHEVILLE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. Retrieved 2012.
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