Hoyt Patrick Taylor Jr.
Hoyt Patrick "Pat" Taylor Jr. (April 1, 1924 – April 22, 2018) was an American politician and attorney. He served as Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives and as the 26th Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina. He was born in Wadesboro, North Carolina.
He served as Lieutenant Governor of the state. The two are the only father-son pair to have held the office. The younger Taylor went on to receive undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and to serve in the Marine Corps in both World War II and the Korean War. He subsequently practiced law in Wadesboro.
Taylor died on April 22, 2018 at the age of 94 in Wadesboro, North Carolina.