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William Bayard Taylor

William Bayard Taylor, American educator, economist.


  • Taylor, William Bayard was born on September 21, 1896 in Red Wing, Minnesota, United States. Son of William Edward and Clara Catherine (Gilmore) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Beloit College, 1918. A.M., University of Minnesota, 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., 1928. Doctor of Laws, Claremont (California) Men’s College, 1961.


    • Business manager Windom College, 1919-1921. Teaching fellow economics University of Minnesota, 1921-1922, instructor, 1922-1926. Instructor Carleton College, 1925-1926.

      Private business as Surburban Development Company, Tulsa, instructor American Institute Banking, 1926-1927. Professor economics Rockford (Illinois) College, 1927-1928. Associate professor economics U. Kansas, 1928-1929, professor, 1929-1930.

      Researcher Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, 1929, Halsey Stuart Company, Chicago, summer 1929. Associate professor finance Western Reserve U., 1930-1931. Associate professor of University Wisconsin, 1931-1936, professor, 1936-1948.

      Professor finance Claremont Men’s College and Graduate School, 1948. Dean faculty, 1949-1961, dean Graduate school and University Center, 1962-1963, dean emeritus, 1963, acting president, 1954. Visiting lecturer summers University of Illinois, 1950, U. Idaho, 1954-1965.

      Visiting professor University of California, 1962.


    • Author, co-author books in field. Contributor to economics, financial journals.


    Member of the United States Treasury Credit Survey, 1934-1935. Served with United States Army, 1918-1919. Member American, Western, Midwest (founder 1934, vice president 1938, president 1939) economics associations, American Association University Professors (president Wisconsin chapter 1946-1947), Western College Association (Executive Committee 1958-1961), Phi Beta Kappa, Artus, Beta Alpha Phi.

    Alpha Kappa Psi, Sigma Delta Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Congregationalist.


    • Married Dorothy Beebe, August 28, 1920. Children: Joan (Mistress Joseph C. Borton), James Carlton, Trainee, Western Electric Company.
    • father: William Edward Taylor
    • mother: Clara Catherine (Gilmore) Taylor
    • spouse: Dorothy Beebe
    • children: Joan Taylor (Mistress Joseph C. Borton)
    • James Carlton Taylor
    • Trainee Taylor
    • Western Electric Co Taylor
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    Born September 21, 1896
    Died June 8, 1975
    (aged 78)