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Henry Dixon Taylor
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1903
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1987
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA



Henry Dixon Taylor (November 22, 1903 – February 24, 1987) was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1958 until his death.

Taylor was born in Provo, Utah. As a young man, he was a missionary for the LDS Church in the church's Eastern States Mission. During his mission, Taylor was the president of the Connecticut District of the church.

Taylor received a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University (BYU) and a master's degree from New York University. For most of his life he was employed by his family's mercantile business, Dixon–Taylor–Russell Home Furnishers in Utah County.

From 1944 to 1946, Taylor was the bishop of the Pleasant View Ward in Provo, Utah. He then served as president of the Sharon Stake and then the Sharon East Stake after the
Sharon Stake was split. The Sharon Stake covered a large part of Orem as well as all of Provo north of the BYU campus. The Sharon East Stake was essentially the Provo part of the old Sharon Stake. Taylor served as a stake president until he was called as president of the California Mission in 1955. On 6 April 1958, Taylor became an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church. In 1976, when this position was abolished, Taylor became a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. He acted in this capacity until 30 September 1978, when he was granted general authority emeritus status.

Taylor was married to Alta Hansen on December 26, 1929 and was the father of four sons. In 1986 after his wife had died, he married Ethelyn Peterson. Taylor died in Salt Lake City, Utah and was buried in Provo.

 
 
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  Alta Hansen Taylor (1905 - 1967)*
  Ethelyn Peterson Taylor (1914 - 2012)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Provo City Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
Plot: Block 3 Lot 87
 
Created by: Don Shelley
Record added: Aug 04, 2010
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Henry Dixon Taylor
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Henry Dixon Taylor
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