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Humphrey John Fausitt Taylor, British information technology executive.


Taylor, Humphrey John Fausitt was born on September 6, 1934 in Meshed, Iran. Came to the United States, 1976. Son of Geoffrey Fausitt and Frances Margaret (Kenyon) Taylor.


Bachelor with honors, Cambridge (England) University, 1958.


District officer Government of Tanganyika, 1959-1962. Marketing and opinion researcher National Opinion Poll, England, 1963-1966. Managing director Opinion Research Center, England, 1966-1976.

With Louis Harris and Associates, New York City, 1976-1981. President Harris Interactive Inc., 1981-1998, Chief Executive Officer, 1992-1998. Chairman The Harris Poll, since 1997.

Second lieutenant British Army, 1953-1955.


Trustee United States committee United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, New York City, 1981—1987. Trustee Overseas Development Council, Washington, 1987—2001. Trustee, chairman American Health Foundation, 1988—1991.

Trustee Royal Society Medicine Foundation, 1992—2008, National Council on Disability, since 2001, International Longevity Center, since 2004, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, 2004—2008. Member Council on Graduate Medical Education, 2000—2003. Fellow: American Academy Ophthalmology (honorary.

Trustee); member: National Council Public Polls (chairman).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: history, biographies, skiing, tennis, traveling.


Married Penelope Helen Taylor, December 19, 1970. Children: Zanthe, Helena.

Geoffrey Fausitt Taylor

Frances Margaret (Kenyon) Taylor

Penelope Helen Taylor

Zanthe Taylor

Helena Taylor