TAYLOR, Glen Hearst (1904-1984)

TAYLOR, GLEN HEARST, a Senator from Idaho; born in Portland, Oreg., April 12, 1904; moved to a homestead near Kooskia, Idaho, as a child; attended the public schools of Idaho; joined a dramatic stock company in 1919; owner and manager of various entertainment enterprises 1926-1944; country-western singer; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1940 and 1942; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1944 and served from January 3, 1945, to January 3, 1951; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Progressive Party ticket in 1948; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1954 and for the nomination in 1956; president of Coryell Construction Co. 1950-1952, and of Taylor Topper, Inc.; died in Millbrae, Calif., April 28, 1984; interment in Skylawn Cemetery (now Skylawn Memorial Park), San Mateo, Calif.

Papers in family custody.

Brigham Young University
Oral History Project
Provo, UT
Oral History: November 13, 1974. 30 pages. Recording of a lecture by Ross Peterson on "McCarthyism in the senatorial campaigns of Utah, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.''

Idaho State Historical Society
Boise, ID
Papers: 1950. 58 items. Photographs of members of Congress autographed and addressed to Taylor.
Additional Papers: In Everett Fuller scrapbook, 1948; George H. Curtis papers, 1905-1959; and James H. Hawley, Jr. papers, 1945-1950.

Radcliffe College
Schlesinger Library
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In Florence Luscomb papers, 1856-1987.

University of Iowa Libraries
Special Collections Department
Iowa City, IA
Papers: Correspondence in Calvin Banham Baldwin papers, 1933-1975. Finding aid.

  • Peterson, F. Ross. "Fighting the Drive Toward War: Glen H. Taylor, the 1948 Progressives, and the Draft.'' Pacific Northwest Quarterly 61 (January 1970): 41-45.
  • ___. "Glen H. Taylor and the Bilbo Case.'' Phylon 31 (1970): 344-50.
  • ___. Prophet without Honor: Glen Taylor & the Fight for American Liberalism. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1974.
  • Pratt, William C. "Glen H. Taylor: Public Image and Reality.'' Pacific Northwest Quarterly 60 (January 1969): 10-16.
  • ___. "Senator Glen H. Taylor: Questioning American Unilateralism.'' In Cold War Critics: Alternatives to American Foreign Policy in the Truman Years, edited by Thomas G. Paterson, pp. 140-66. Chicago: Quadrangle Books, 1971.
  • Taylor, Glen Hearst. The Way It Was with Me. Secaucus, NJ: L. Stuart, 1979.