|Died||September 13, 1982|
Easton, Maryland, US
|Residence||Oxford, Maryland, US|
Upon graduating, Norton-Taylor began work as a newspaper reporter.
He joined Time as a writer in 1939, the same year as his long-time colleague and friend, Whittaker Chambers. In 1940, William Saroyan lists him among "contributing editors" at Time in the play, Love's Old Sweet Song. Norton-Taylor and Chambers both rose to become senior editors.
In 2012, Fortune republished an article by Norton-Taylor called "How Top Executives Live" from 1955.
Norton-Taylor married Margaret Scott. They had three daughters: Susan Norton-Taylor May, Nancy Norton-Taylor Tomson, and Joan Norton-Taylor. He lived in Oxford, Maryland in retirement from 1967 onwards. He died on Monday, September 13, 1982, at Memorial Hospital in nearby Easton, Maryland, after a stroke, aged 78. Surviving him were his wife, daughters, and nine grandchildren.
Norton-Taylor wrote and edited more than half a dozen books.
- With My Heart in My Mouth (1944)
- I Went to See for Myself (1945)
- God's Man: A Novel on the Life of John Calvin (1979)
- Cold Friday by Whittaker Chambers, edited and with an introduction by Duncan Norton-Taylor (1964)
- The Celts, Duncan Norton-Taylor and the editors of Time-Life Books (1974)
- For Some, the Dream Came True: The Best from 50 years of Fortune Magazine, selected and edited by Duncan Norton-Taylor (1981)
- Beautiful but Young: A Contest Selection by Olive White Fortenbacher, arranged from Duncan Norton-Taylor's story of the same name (1932)
- "Duncan Norton-Taylor Dies; A Retired Editor of Fortune". New York Times. 18 September 1982.
- Saroyan, William (1940). Love's Old Sweet Song: A Play in Three Acts. Samuel French. p. 72. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
- Norton-Taylor, Duncan (1955). "How Top Executives Live". Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- Medium. https://medium.com/@scottlaudati
- Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Hawaiian-Shirts-Electric-Chair-Laudati/dp/0692338519/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430471934&sr=8-1&keywords=scott+laudati
- "With My Heart in My Mouth". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- "I Went to See for Myself". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- "God's Man: A Novel on the Life of John Calvin". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- Chambers, Whittaker (1964). Cold Friday. Random House. p. 128. ISBN 0-394-41969-3.
- "Cold Friday". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- "The Celts". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- "For Some, the Dream Came True: The Best from 50 years of Fortune Magazine". Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
- "Beautiful but young, a contest selection, arranged from Duncan..." Library of Congress. Retrieved 3 February 2013.