William Horace Taylor

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William Horace Taylor
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Norfolk—Elgin
In office
Preceded by John Lawrence Stansell
Member of the Senate of Canada for Norfolk, Ontario
In office
Personal details
Born (1889-12-07)7 December 1889
Townsend Township, Ontario, Canada
Died 20 June 1986(1986-06-20) (aged 96)
Political party Liberal
Independent Liberal
Profession farmer

William Horace Taylor (7 December 1889 – 20 June 1986) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Townsend Township, Ontario, he grew up on a farm near Scotland, Ontario, south of Brantford, Ontario. From 1921 to 1925, he was a farmer in Scotland. He was elected a councillor and later the reeve of Windham Township.

In 1926, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the riding of Norfolk—Elgin. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1930, 1935, and 1940. From 1940 to 1945, he was the Chief Government Whip.

In 1945, he was summoned to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Norfolk, Ontario. He retired in 1966.


  • "William Horace Taylor Brantford-area farmer served as MP, senator". The Globe and Mail. 24 June 1986. 

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