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Taylor and I were both West Virginians who were graduated from Woodberry Forest School in the same class. We managed to spend time at various school reunions over the years and exchange a few letters, and I must say he was a wonderful and generous friend whom I and my wife Susana will miss greatly.


Posted by: Charlie Bourland - Savannah, GA - Longh time friend   Apr 16, 2010

My deepest sympathies and condolencs to Taylor's family. I had the pleasure of knowing Taylor through SAH, sharing his love of vehicle documentation, and discussing many vehicle history-related topics and issues with him. I also had the honor of staying at his home in 2008 and conducting the inital needs assessment of his vast collection. During that time, Thomas Solley's book Prestige, Status & Works of Art-Selling The Luxury Car 1888-1942 was published, and I was the first to view

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Posted by: Tom Adamich - New Philadelphia, OH - friend/fellow SAH member   Jan 11, 2010

My deepest condolences to Betty,mary and Edwin. I was priviledged to enjoy the association with the Society of Automotive Historians and to read the Automotive History Review and visit with him at our joint conferences with National Association of Automobile Museums
and SAH. He will be deeply missed. We celebrate his life with you.


Posted by: Susan P. Sanborn - Torrance, CA   Dec 14, 2009

My deepest sympathy to Taylor's family. I was privileged to know Taylor as a colleague at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrtion for more than 25 years, and we kept in touch, albeit infrequently, since our retirements several years ago.

Taylor was a dedicated public servant who turned out a prolific amount of quality work at NHTSA. Unlike the other attorneys in the Chief Counsel's office, he kept his office door closed when he was in, and open when he was

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Posted by: Allan Kam - Bethesda, MD   Nov 03, 2009

I was privileged to be Taylor's colleague and friend for the better part of 20 years at NHTSA. While he was always a thorough and prodigious worker, Taylor's courtly manner and often irreverent wit made it that much easier to get through each workday. Left without his keen insight, appreciation for history, and capacity for fun, we are all impoverished by his passing.


Posted by: Coleman Sachs - Annandale, VA   Nov 02, 2009

Taylor not only gave us his friendship, he gave many of us a summer tradition. His hospitality and warmth will be missed by all of us.


Posted by: Mark    Nov 02, 2009

I'm very sorry to learn of Taylor's passing. He was a kind and gentle soul with a wonderful sense of humor. I will miss our outings in his Bentley and his encyclopedic knowledge of so many subjects.


Posted by: Steven Troxel - Alexandria, VA   Nov 01, 2009

I learned of Taylor's death via of friend from schooldays in Huntington. My memories go all the way back to Miller Elementary School. When I read that Taylor had been presented to Queen Elizabeth I thought I must share this. Taylor and I were in a play at Miller where he was Sir Walter Raliegh and I was Queen Elizabeth. He was made a knight in the royal court. His skill at kneeling had not yet been fully developed and

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Posted by: Delora Taggart Hashinger - North Augusta, SC   Oct 31, 2009

I was Joyce Sargent's companion for 30 years. When Joyce died in March, Taylor wrote me the most beautiful and thoughtful letter. Joyce was only one month older than Taylor, and she had such great memories of their childhood escapades! Were Joyce alive, we would have been in Trinity Church this Saturday. Taylor was a wonderful friend and I'll miss him.


Posted by: Robert B. Norris - Washington, DC   Oct 30, 2009

I am very sad to learn of Taylor's passing. He was an inspiration to all of us as evidenced through his many passions in life, including all things French, and especially automobiles. He has left a valuable legacy to the automobile world through his studies and literature collections. I extend my deepest sympathy to Taylor's family.


Posted by: Daniel Tucciarone - Fairfax Station, VA   Oct 28, 2009