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George William Taylor

George William Taylor, American educator, arbitrator. Recipient Pennsylvania Medal Merit, 1956; Philadelphia award, 1963; Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1963; Pennsylvania award for excellence, 1966. Member American Philos Society, Franklin Inn Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.


  • Taylor, George William was born on July 10, 1901 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Harry D. and Anna C. (Lahnemann) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School University of Pennsylvania, 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., Graduate School, 1928.


    • Instructor industry University of Pennsylvania, 1923. Head department business administration Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania, 1924-1929. Research associate industrial research department University of Pennsylvania, 1930-1949.

      Associate professor, then professor labor relations, Wharton School, 1937-1964, Harnwell professor, 1964-1971, professor emeritus, 1971-1972. Impartial chairman hosiery industry, 1931-1941, men’s clothing industry, Philadelphia 1935-1960. Impartial umpire General Motors Corporation and U.A.W., 1941-1942.

      Acting chairman Regional Labor Relations Board Philadelphia, 1934-1935. Vice chairman NWLB, 1942-1945, chairman, 1945. President Indianapolis Relations Research Association, 1949.

      Impartial chairman General Building Contractors Association and Building and Construction Trades Council Philadelphia, American Federation of Labor-Congress, 1953-1957. Secretary, President’s Labor-Management Conference, 1945. Chairman advising committee Office War Mobilization and Reconversion, 1946-1947.

      Consultant Hoover Commission, 1948-1949. Chairman WSB, 1950; arbitrator C.I.O. Jurisdictional Disputes, 1952. Chairman Presl. Board Inquiry Steel Dispute, 1959-1969.

      Chairman long range committee Kaiser Steel Corporation, United States Steel Workers, 1960-1972. Member President’s Committee on Labor-Management Policy, 1961-1968. Chairman President’s Aerospace Committee, 1962.

      Presidential mediator R.R. Dispute, 1964. Chairman Governor New York Commission Public Employee Relations, 1966. Board of directors American Arbitration Association.


    • Author: Government Regulations of Industrial Relations, 1948. Editor: Series on Labor Arbitration, 1953. Author (with others), editor: New Concepts in Wage.


    Member American Philos Society, Franklin Inn Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma.


    • Married Edith S. Ayling, June 18, 1924.
    • father: Harry D. Taylor
    • mother: Anna C. (Lahnemann) Taylor
    • spouse: Edith S. Ayling
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    Born July 10, 1901