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Hillsman Taylor

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Occupation  Lawyer
Class  Graduate
Weight  182 lb (83 kg)
Role  Novelist
Position  Tackle
Height  6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Name  Hillsman Taylor
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Born  August 4, 1884 (1884-08-04) Trenton, Tennessee
Died  November 2, 1994, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Spouse  Eleanor Ross Taylor (m. 1943–1994)
Education  Kenyon College (1938–1940), Vanderbilt University (1936–1937), Central High School
Awards  Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
Books  A Summons to Memphis, A woman of means, The collected stories of, In the Tennessee country, The Oracle at Stoneleig
Similar People  Eleanor Ross Taylor, Carl Foreman, David Lean, Michael Wilson, William Faulkner

Matthew Hillsman "Red" Taylor (August 4, 1884 – November 1, 1965) was a college football player and a prominent attorney. He was the father of Pulitzer Prize winning author Peter Matthew Hillsman Taylor.


Early years

Matthew Hillsman Taylor was born on August 4, 1884 in Trenton, Tennessee to Robert Zachery Taylor and America Clementine "Mettie" Ivey. Robert was a colonel who had fought for the Confederate Army as a private under Nathan Bedford Forrest and had almost been killed by night riders near Reelfoot Lake in 1908. Matthew was named after a long-time local Baptist pastor.

Vanderbilt University

Taylor was an All-Southern tackle for Dan McGugin's Vanderbilt Commodores of Vanderbilt University, selected for a 2nd team All-Time Vanderbilt football team in 1912,

Speaker of the Tennessee House

One account reads "Hillsman prominent in the public life of Tennessee, having held several offices of trust and merit and was Speaker of the House of Representatives of Tennessee in 1909."


In 1926 Taylor was elected vice president of the Missouri State Life Insurance Company of St. Louis


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