Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
TAYLOR, Roy Arthur (1910-1995)

TAYLOR, ROY ARTHUR, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Vader, Lewis County, Wash., January 31, 1910; graduated from Asheville-Biltmore College, Asheville, N.C., 1929; graduated from Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn., 1931; J.D., Asheville University Law School, Asheville, N.C., 1936; lawyer, private practice; United States Navy, 1943-1946; member of the North Carolina general assembly, 1947-1949 and 1951-1953; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative David M. Hall, and reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses (June 25, 1960-January 3, 1977); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; died on November 28, 1995, in Black Mountain, N.C.; interment in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Black Mountain, N.C.

University of North Carolina at Asheville
Southern Highlands Research Center
Asheville, NC
Papers: 1959-1977, 22 linear feet.
The papers of Roy Arthur Taylor include his bills, material relating to various issues considered by Congress during his tenure, letters to and from constituents, press releases, records of his committee work, and other items dealing with the National Park Service. The collection contains detailed and comprehensive information on acquisition, boundaries, maintenance, and use of the National Park system, including legislation, letters, maps, photographs, and proposals. Subjects covered include Roy Arthur Taylor's work in foreign policy, school affairs, including busing and integration, and other issues of importance in the 1960s. A finding aid is available in the library and online.


University at Buffalo, State University of New York
The Poetry Collection
Buffalo, NY
Papers: In the Jargon Society Collection, 1969, 1 item.
A letter from Roy A. Taylor to Jonathan Williams written on January 22, 1969.


University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Special Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library
Charlotte, NC
Oral history: 1978, 1 cassette.
An interview with Roy A. Taylor by UNC Charlotte Chancellor D.W. Colvard on July 28, 1978.

Oral history: 1974, 25 pages (1 cassette).
An interview with Mrs. Roy A. Taylor by UNC Charlotte Chancellor D.W. Colvard on July 29, 1974.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Film reels: 1966-1972, 3 commercials on 2 film reels.
The commercials were used during Roy Arthur Taylor's campaigns for the 1966 and 1972 U.S. congressional elections in North Carolina, District 11, Democratic Party.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Roy A. Taylor, Democratic Representative from North Carolina. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.