Hoyt Patrick Taylor

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Hoyt Patrick Taylor
21st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
In office
January 6, 1949 – January 8, 1953
GovernorW. Kerr Scott
Preceded byLynton Y. Ballentine
Succeeded byLuther H. Hodges
Member of the
North Carolina Senate
Nineteenth District[1]
In office
Mayor of
Wadesboro, North Carolina
Personal details
Born(1890-06-11)June 11, 1890
Winton, North Carolina
DiedApril 12, 1964(1964-04-12) (aged 73)
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseInez Wooten
ChildrenHoyt Patrick Taylor Jr., Caroline Corbett Taylor, and Frank Wooten Taylor.
Alma materWake Forest College
AwardsSilver Star, Purple Heart
Military service
AllegianceUnited States of America
RankSecond Lieutenant
Commands371st Infantry
Battles/warsWorld War I

Hoyt Patrick Taylor Sr. (June 11, 1890 – April 12, 1964) was the 21st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1949 to 1953.

Early life[edit]

Taylor was born in Winton, North Carolina on June 11, 1890 to Simeon P. and Kate (Ward) Taylor.


Taylor attended Winton Academy, Winton High School, Horner Military School and Wake Forest College.[1]

Family life[edit]

In 1923 Taylor married Inez Wooten of Chadbourn. They had three children: Hoyt Patrick Taylor Jr., Caroline Corbett Taylor, and Frank Wooten Taylor. Hoyt Patrick "Pat" Taylor Jr. was also elected Lt. Governor, twenty years after his father.

Military service[edit]

Taylor served as a second lieutenant in the 371st Infantry during World War I and received the Silver Star and Purple Heart as well as a personal citation from General John Joseph Pershing.

Business career[edit]

For many years Taylor practiced law in Wadesboro, North Carolina, for a time in partnership with Congressman A. Paul Kitchin.

Early political career[edit]

A Democrat, Taylor served as mayor of Wadesboro, as chairman of the Anson County Democratic Executive Committee, as a member of the North Carolina Senate (sessions of 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, and 1943), and as legislative assistant to Governor Robert Gregg Cherry (1945).

Taylor served as a trustee of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Meredith College.

End Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b North Carolina Secretary of State (1943), North Carolina Manual, (Volume 1943), Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Secretary of State, p. 427


Political offices
Preceded by Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Succeeded by