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economic development company executive

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.


Student, LaJunta Junior College, 1951-1952.


Plant worker, Rath Packing company, Waterloo, Iowa., 1952-1961;recording secretary local 46, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, 1961-1969;president local 46, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, 1969-1982;executive vice president, United Food & Commercial Workers Union, 1982-1983;president, chief Executive officer, Rath Packing Company, 1983-1985;vice president, Blackhawk Holding Company, Waterloo, 1985-1988;president, Black Hawk Economics Development Company, Waterloo, since 1988. President Ray Price Cherokee Farms, 1986-1989. Director American Meat Institute, Washington, 1983.


The purpose of human existence is to love, worship, and serve God in thought, word, and deed, and, grounded in this relationship with God, to love and serve others.


The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.


Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.


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.

John Dewey Taylor

Lorriane (Burrows) Taylor

Margaret Conn

Lylette Taylor

Robin Taylor

Carla Taylor

Pennie Taylor