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William M. Taylor


Centurion, 1877–1895

Full Name William MacKergo Taylor

Born 23 October 1829 in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland

Died 8 February 1895 in New York (Manhattan), New York

Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York

Proposed by Charles Stewart Smith and Samuel Osgood

Elected 3 November 1877 at age forty-eight

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Century Memorial

William M. Taylor belonged to that school of eminent Scotch divines whose training in Scotch Presbyterianism at the old University of Edinburgh has fitted them for distinction as preachers, writers and thinkers, and made them so acceptable to the churches of the New World. Eloquent, forcible, earnest, and of unceasing activity, he filled for twenty years the pulpit of the Broadway Tabernacle, to which he had been called after seventeen years of work, always progressive in its success, in the churches of his native land. He contributed largely to sacred literature, was eminently successful in his pastorate, was honored by American universities as a Biblical scholar, and has placed his name high in the list of the great theologians of which this city is so justly proud.

Henry E. Howland
1896 Century Association Yearbook