Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana ArchivesMain MenuIntroduction to the CollectionBishops of the Diocese of IndianaBishops of the Diocese of Northern IndianaParishes and MissionsConventionsOrdinations and PostulantsCamps and YouthEcumenical ServicesDiocesan Officers and GovernanceWomen's Auxiliary - Episcopal Church WomenMiscellaneousJohn David Beatty85388be94808daa88b6f1a0c89beb70cd0fac252
Rev. Richard Dawson Taylor
12020-10-29T07:34:53-07:00John David Beatty85388be94808daa88b6f1a0c89beb70cd0fac252327161plain2020-10-29T07:34:53-07:00John David Beatty85388be94808daa88b6f1a0c89beb70cd0fac252The Rev. Richard D. Taylor was born in Monroeville, Indiana, on 27 December 1904, the son of Dawson Wallace and Emma (Nash) Taylor. He graduated from Indiana University in 1931 and was ordained both a deacon and priest in 1935. He married on 4 November 1941, Dorothy Rae Howard. Taylor began his career as priest in charge of St. Andrew's Church in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He came to Indiana in 1937 as rector of Trinity Church, Peru. He also had charge of St. Mary's, Delphi, during the same period. He left for Chicago in 1942, becoming rector of Messiah Episcopal Church from 1942 to 1957, and then of St. John's, Chicago, from 1957 to 1965. He then moved to Grayslake, Illinois, as rector of St. Andrew's from 1965 to 1969. He died in Chesterton on 25 June 1993 and was buried in Holy Guardian Angels Cremation Garden.