|Death: ||May 21, 2008|
Justice Sam W. Taylor was the former Presiding Judge, Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. He died after a long career in the Judicial and legislative branches of government.
He served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps for the U.S. Army at the Pentagon for three years before moving to Montgomery in 1965 to practice law. He was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1970 and became a Montgomery County judge in 1975. He served as both a district and circuit judge before being appointed to the Court of Criminal Appeals in 1983 by then-Gov. George C. Wallace. He retired in 1997 as presiding judge of the court.
Taylor, who grew up in Mobile, received a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in 1956 and law degree from Alabama in 1958. He earned an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University in 1959.
Survivors include his wife Emily Allen Thrasher Taylor of Montgomery; two children, Dr. Samuel Wayne Taylor Jr. of Tuscaloosa and Emily Taylor Greer of Nashville, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
He suffered with Alzheimer's disease and diabetes. He was 72 years old.
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Created by: Eugene J. Henderson
Record added: May 29, 2008
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