Donald S. Taylor
Died when: 72 years 6 days (864 months)
Star Sign: Gemini
Donald S. Taylor (June 17, 1898 – June 23, 1970) served as a judge of the New York Supreme Court and Appellate Division for 20 years, and came from a family with a long history of public service to New York State. Taylor was born on June 17, 1898, in Troy, NY, and attended Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. (Class of 1919), where he was a member of Theta Chi.org/alumni/Distinguished_Alumni/Judiciary_Law.asp Theta Chi, and Albany Law School of Union University, Schenectady, N.Y., (Class of 1922). Taylor began practicing law with his father, John P. Taylor, a former District Attorney of Rensselaer County. Taylor and his father and brother, later U.S. Congressman, Dean P. Taylor, formed the law firm of Taylor & Taylor, later Wager, Taylor, Howd & LeForestier in Troy, New York. After Taylor's withdrawal from active practice the firm continued with his son John P. Taylor as Wager, Taylor, Howd & Brearton. Taylor was first elected to the Supreme Court in 1948. On March 1, 1961, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller appointed Taylor to the , and he was reelected in 1962 and served until retirement in 1968. He died on June 23, 1970, and is interred with his brother in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.