Hoyt Patrick Taylor

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Hoyt Patrick Taylor
Hoyt Patrick Taylor.jpg
21st Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
In office
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
Nineteenth District[1]
In office
Mayor of
Wadesboro, North Carolina
Personal details
Born (1890-06-11)June 11, 1890
Winton, North Carolina
Died April 12, 1964(1964-04-12) (aged 73)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Inez Wooten
Children Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Jr., Caroline Corbett Taylor, and Frank Wooten Taylor.
Alma mater Wake Forest College
Awards Silver Star, Purple Heart
Military service
Allegiance United States of America
Rank Second Lieutenant
Commands 371st Infantry
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.

Early life

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

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

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

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

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).

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

End Notes

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


  • Hoyt Patrick Taylor, Sr., Papers at East Carolina University
  • OurCampaigns.com
Political offices
Preceded by
Lynton Y. Ballentine
Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina
Succeeded by
Luther H. Hodges
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