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John Irving Taylor, former owner of the Boston Red Sox

John Irving Taylor (January 14, 1875 – January 26, 1938) owned the Boston Red Sox from 1904 until 1911. He was the son of General Charles H. Taylor, publisher of the Boston Globe. He purchased the team from Henry Killilea on April 19, 1904, with his father Charles serving as a minority owner. In September 1911, the Taylors sold half of the stock in the team to Jimmy McAleer and Robert B. McRoy with McAleer taking over as team president. On December 21, 1913, Joseph Lannin, Frank P. Cooper, and John R. Turner purchased McAleer and McRoy's half of the team with Lannin becoming team president. On May 15, 1914, Lannin bought out all of his partners and became sole owner of the Red Sox.

In later years Taylor lived in Dedham, Massachusetts, and died "after a brief illness" on January 26, 1938, aged 63.[1] He is interred with his wife Daisy in Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain, MA.


Preceded by
Henry Killilea
Owner of the Boston Red Sox (along with Jimmy McAleer (September 1911 – December 21, 1913) and Joseph Lannin (December 21, 1913 – May 15, 1914)
April 19, 1904 – May 15, 1914
Succeeded by
Joseph Lannin