Austin Claude Taylor

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The Hon.
Austin Claude Taylor
Senator for Westmorland, New Brunswick
In office
Appointed by Louis St. Laurent
Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for Westmorland
In office
New Brunswick Leader of the Opposition
In office
Preceded by Hugh John Flemming
Succeeded by Joseph E. Connolly
Personal details
Born (1893-06-20)June 20, 1893
Salisbury, New Brunswick
Died January 17, 1965(1965-01-17) (aged 71)
Political party Liberal

Austin Claude Taylor (June 20, 1893 – January 17, 1965) was a farmer, merchant and political figure in New Brunswick. Born in Salisbury, New Brunswick, he represented Westmorland County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1935 to 1957.

Appointed to the Executive Council as the Minister of Agriculture, he served under two Premiers from 1935 to 1952.

Austin Taylor was the leader of the Liberal Party of New Brunswick from 1954 to 1956.

On January 3, 1957 Taylor was appointed to the Senate of Canada by Canadian Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent as the representative for Westmorland, New Brunswick. He served in the Senate until his death in 1965.


Provincial Government of John B. McNair
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Himself 'Minister of Agriculture'
Cyril B. Sherwood
Provincial Government of Allison Dysart
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Lewis Smith 'Minister of Agriculture'