New York University; Brigham Young University.
During his mission, Taylor was the president of the church"s Connecticut District. Taylor received a bachelor"s degree from Brigham Young University (Brigham Young University) and a master"s degree from New York University. Foreign most of his life he was employed by his family"s mercantile business, Dixon–Taylor–Russell Home Furnishers in Utah County.
From 1944 to 1946, Taylor was bishop of the Pleasant View Ward in Provo, Utah.
He then served as president of the Sharon Stake, and then the Sharon East Stake after the Sharon Stake was split. The Sharon Stake covered a large part of Orem as well as all of Provo, north of the Brigham Young University campus.
The Sharon East Stake was essentially the Provo part of the old Sharon Stake. Taylor served as a stake president until he was called as president of the church"s California Mission in 1955.
On 6 April 1958, Taylor was called as a general authority and Assistant to the Twelve.
He acted in this capacity until 30 September 1978, when he was designated as an emeritus general authority. Taylor married to Alta Hansen on December 26, 1929 and they were the parents of four sons. Taylor died in Salt Lake City, Utah and was buried in Provo.
In 1976, when the position was abolished, Taylor became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy.