Harvey L. Taylor
Harvey L. Taylor was an American educator and educational administrator.
He was a native of Harrisville, Utah and studied at what is today Weber State University. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Utah in 1921 and an MA from Columbia University in 1925.
Taylor then taught at Weber, followed by serving as principal of Gila Academy (the predecessor of the Eastern Arizona College). He then was principal of Mesa Union High School and later superintendent of the Mesa Public Schools. Taylor became an administrative assistant to Ernest L. Wilkinson at Brigham Young University in 1952. He had responsibility over working with faculty and other academic issues.
In 1957 Taylor was made a vice president of BYU, also holding supervisory roles over Ricks College. From this time forward he served as acting president of BYU when Wilkinson was elsewhere.
- Ernest L. Wilkinson and W. Cleon Skousen, ed., Brigham Young University: A School of Destiny (Provo: BYU Press, 1976) p. 449, 535
- Taylor, Harvey L. "Papers" (1894-1983) [Textual Record]. Harvey L. Taylor Papers. Provo, Utah: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts, Brigham Young University.