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

Roy A. Taylor
Roy A. Taylor 93rd Congress 1973.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 12th district
In office
June 25, 1960 – January 3, 1963
Preceded byDavid McKee Hall
Succeeded byMel Watt
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byBasil Whitener
Succeeded byV. Lamar Gudger
Member of the North Carolina General Assembly
In office
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

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 linksEdit

  • 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 26 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Roy A. Taylor Award". UNC ASHEVILLE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION. Retrieved 26 February 2012.
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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
David McKee Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
District inactive
Preceded by
Basil Whitener
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
V. Lamar Gudger