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Roy A. Taylor

Roy A. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 11th district
In office
June 25, 1960 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by David McKee Hall
Succeeded by V. Lamar Gudger
Personal details
Born (1910-01-30)January 30, 1910
Vader, Washington
Died April 11, 1995(1995-04-11) (aged 85)
Black Mountain, North Carolina
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Maryville College
Asheville University Law School
Profession Lawyer

Roy Arthur Taylor (January 31, 1910 - February 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 1951-1953.

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]

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Preceded by
David McKee Hall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by
V. Lamar Gudger

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