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Howard E. Taylor papers

Identifier: MS-0042

Scope and Contents note

Certificate honoring Taylor for being named the Fuller E. Callaway professor of mathematics at West Georgia College on Sept. 1, 1969. The certificate is signed by members of the Committee for the Callaway Professorial chairs.


  • 1969


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

Howard Edward Taylor was born to Edward W. Taylor and Josephine Armstrong Taylor in Fort Worth, Texas on February 1, 1922. He received a B.A. in mathematics from Rice Institute (now Rice University), a M.S. in meteorology from Cal Tech, a M.A. in mathematics from Rice University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Rice University.

During World War II, Taylor served in the United States Army-Air Corp as an instructor in meteorology and held the rank of 1st Lieutenant.

Taylor taught math at Florida State University from 1950 until 1969, when he decided to come to West Georgia College. At WGC, Taylor served as Callaway Professor of Mathematics until his retirement in 1987.

Taylor was married to Mary Ellis Taylor and they had three children: Grady Taylor, John Taylor, and Nancy Taylor. He passed away on April 8, 2009 after battling cancer.


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Certificate awarded to Howard Taylor, math professor at West Georgia College from 1969 until his retirement in 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by John T. Lewis for the estate of Howard E. Taylor in April 2011.

Processing Information note

Processed by Suzanne Durham in 2011.

Guide to the Howard E. Taylor papers MS-0042
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Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States