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Lyle Dewey Taylor

Lyle Dewey Taylor, American economic development company executive.


  • Taylor, Lyle Dewey was born on September 26, 1934 in Traer, Iowa, United States. Son of John Dewey and Lorriane (Burrows) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Student, LaJunta Junior College, 1952.


    • Plant worker Rath Packing company, Waterloo, Iowa, 1952-1961. Recording secretary local 46 United Food & Commercial Workers Union, 1961-1969, president local 46, 1969-1982, executive vice president, 1982-1983. President, chief executive officer Rath Packing Company, 1983-1985.

      Vice president Blackhawk Holding Company, Waterloo, 1985-1988. President Black Hawk Economic Development Company, since 1988. President Ray Price Cherokee Farms, 1986-1989.

      Director American Meat Institute, Washington, 1983.


    Religious freedom should be supported and the expressions of faith of others should be respected.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.

    Denomination: Baptist


    The purpose of every individual is to develop a dynamic, intricate, and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.


    Secretary Cedar Valley Partnership, 1989-1995. Past member Governor's Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Iowa University Alumni Advisory Board, Ames. Past board directors Goodwill, Inc., Waterloo, Adult's Care, Exceptional Persons.

    Board directors Iowa Northland Regional Economic Development Commission, since 1995, Airport Area Development authority, since 1996. With United States Army Reserve, 1956-1964.


    • Married Margaret Conn, December 29, 1955. Children: Lylette, Robin, Carla, Pennie.
    • father: John Dewey Taylor
    • mother: Lorriane (Burrows) Taylor
    • spouse: Margaret Conn
    • children: Lylette Taylor
    • Robin Taylor
    • Carla Taylor
    • Pennie Taylor
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    Born September 26, 1934
    • 1952
      LaJunta Junior College
    • 1952 - 1961
      Plant worker, Rath Packing company
      Waterloo, Iowa, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      president, officer Rath Packing Company
    • 1983 - 1985
      chief executive, officer Rath Packing Company
    • 1985 - 1988
      vice president, Blackhawk Holding Company
      Waterloo, Iowa, United States
    • 1988
      president, Black Hawk Economic Development Company
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