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William Bayard Taylor

economist , educator

William Bayard Taylor, American educator, economist.


Taylor, William Bayard was born on September 21, 1896 in Red Wing, Minnesota, United States. Son of William Edward and Clara Catherine (Gilmore) Taylor.


Bachelor of Arts, Beloit College, 1918. A.M., University of Minnesota, 1923, Doctor of Philosophy., 1928. Doctor of Laws, Claremont (California) Men’s College, 1961.


Business manager Windom College, 1919-1921. Teaching fellow economics University of Minnesota, 1921-1922, instructor, 1922-1926. Instructor Carleton College, 1925-1926.

Private business as Surburban Development Company, Tulsa, instructor American Institute Banking, 1926-1927. Professor economics Rockford (Illinois) College, 1927-1928. Associate professor economics U. Kansas, 1928-1929, professor, 1929-1930.

Researcher Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank, 1929, Halsey Stuart Company, Chicago, summer 1929. Associate professor finance Western Reserve U., 1930-1931. Associate professor of University Wisconsin, 1931-1936, professor, 1936-1948.

Professor finance Claremont Men’s College and Graduate School, 1948. Dean faculty, 1949-1961, dean Graduate school and University Center, 1962-1963, dean emeritus, 1963, acting president, 1954. Visiting lecturer summers University of Illinois, 1950, U. Idaho, 1954-1965.

Visiting professor University of California, 1962.


  • Author, co-author books in field. Contributor to economics, financial journals.


Member of the United States Treasury Credit Survey, 1934-1935. Served with United States Army, 1918-1919. Member American, Western, Midwest (founder 1934, vice president 1938, president 1939) economics associations, American Association University Professors (president Wisconsin chapter 1946-1947), Western College Association (Executive Committee 1958-1961), Phi Beta Kappa, Artus, Beta Alpha Phi.

Alpha Kappa Psi, Sigma Delta Chi, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Congregationalist.


Married Dorothy Beebe, August 28, 1920. Children: Joan (Mistress Joseph C. Borton), James Carlton, Trainee, Western Electric Company.

William Edward Taylor

Clara Catherine (Gilmore) Taylor

Dorothy Beebe

Joan Taylor (Mistress Joseph C. Borton)

James Carlton Taylor

Trainee Taylor

Western Electric Co Taylor