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George William Taylor

educator , arbitrator

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.


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.

Harry D. Taylor

Anna C. (Lahnemann) Taylor

Edith S. Ayling