John Taylor, Baron Ingrow
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Born to Percy and Gladys Taylor, he was educated at Shrewsbury School. During World War II Taylor served in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment and subsequently with the Royal Signals with whom he carried out decoding work in Norway, the Middle East, north Africa, Italy, north-west Europe, and Burma and was decorated with the Territorial Decoration (TD) in 1951.
Taylor was a member of Keighley Town Council for 21 years from 1946, serving as Mayor in 1956. For nearly 20 years (1964–83) Taylor was a member of the Executive Committee of the National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations; for five years (1971–76) he served as its chairman.
In 1960, Taylor was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). He was knighted in 1972 and created a life peer as Baron Ingrow, of Keighley in the County of West Yorkshire on 31 January 1983. From 1985 to 1992 he was Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, having been a Deputy Lieutenant before.
Lord Ingrow was married to Barbara Stirk from 1949 until her death in 1997. They had two daughters.
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