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William J. Taylor, Jr.

Community leader. Owner and operator of Taylor's Pharmacy for 22 years.

William Taylor was born and raised in Leesburg, Florida. He attended the University of Florida, where he earned his degree in Pharmacy. After marrying in 1936, he and his wife lived in Leesburg for one year before moving to Winter Park. The reason for the move to Winter Park was a job offer . . . managing Gary’s Pharmacy. He later opened his own establishment in 1948. Mr. Taylor enjoyed an active life in Winter Park and the Taylors raised their children here. He retired in 1962, but kept his management contract of Taylor’s Pharmacy until 1970.

This oral history interview occurred on October 2, 1985. The interviewer was Marjorie Muller.

This article was written by former archivist, Barbara White, MLIS.

William J. Taylor, Jr.