Hoyt Patrick Taylor
|21st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina|
January 6, 1949 – January 8, 1953
|Governor||W. Kerr Scott|
|Preceded by||Lynton Y. Ballentine|
|Succeeded by||Luther H. Hodges|
|Member of the|
North Carolina Senate
Wadesboro, North Carolina
|Born||June 11, 1890|
Winton, North Carolina
|Died||April 12, 1964(aged 73)|
|Children||Hoyt Patrick Taylor Jr., Caroline Corbett Taylor, and Frank Wooten Taylor.|
|Alma mater||Wake Forest College|
|Awards||Silver Star, Purple Heart|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Hoyt Patrick Taylor Sr. (June 11, 1890 – April 12, 1964) was the 21st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina from 1949 to 1953.
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.
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.
Early political career
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).
- North Carolina Secretary of State (1943), North Carolina Manual, (Volume 1943), Raleigh, North Carolina: North Carolina Secretary of State, p. 427