Former Lt. Gov. Pat Taylor Jr. passes away

Former Lt. Governor Pat Taylor Jr. has passed away at age 94.


WADESBORO — Former N.C. Lt. Gov. Pat Taylor Jr. died Sunday at the age of 94. Born April 1, 1924, in Wadesboro, Taylor, a Democrat, was elected in 1968 after serving as speaker of the N.C. House for three years. He graduated from UNC Chapel Hill and fought in World War II and the Korean War. Taylor’s father also served as N.C.’s lieutenant governor from 1949 to 1953.