Brother Taylor was born to Brother Harvey H. and Lillie Webb Taylor on March 14,1924, at Columbia, Alabama. He is a devoted Christian member of the Baptist Church at Webb, Alabama. He graduated from Houston County High School at Columbia in 1942, and served in the United States Navy during World War II.
He married the former Opal Wilson in 1948, and they are the parents of four daughters, Mrs. Barbara Love; Mrs. Kay Duke; Mrs. Deborah Turner; and Mrs. Theresa Parker, and twin sons, Herman Kent and Hiram Keith.
Following his discharge from the Navy Brother Taylor was employed with the Veterans Administration and the Bay Line Railroad prior to his present occupation of Building Inspector for the City of Dothan. He is serving as Secretary-Treasurer of the Alabama Chapter of the American Society of Building and Construction Inspectors, and is a Past President of the Society.
Brother Taylor began his Masonic career on June 27, 1945, when he was initiated in Columbia Lodge 135. He was Worshipful Master of Columbia Lodge in 1964, and has served the Grand Lodge as Lecturer of District 28 in 1967, and member of the Committee on Work from 1968 to 1978, of which he was chairman in 1973. He was elected Junior Grand Warden on November 21, 1979.