Charles H. Taylor

Charles Hart Taylor ( born January 23, 1941 in Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina) is an American politician. Between 1991 and 2007 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Taylor attended the Brevard High School and was thereafter until 1966 at Wake Forest University in Winston -Salem, where he studied under the Law Faculty. Later he was engaged in animal husbandry. He also operates several nurseries in the northwestern North Carolina and goes after banking transactions. Politically, Taylor joined the Republican Party. Between 1967 and 1973 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina from 1973 to 1975 he was a member of the State Senate. In 1988, he ran unsuccessfully for Congress. In the 1990 elections Taylor was then in the eleventh constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James M. Clarke on January 3, 1991. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until 3 January 2007 eight legislatures.

Taylor was considered one of the most conservative members of his time. He was at times a member of the influential Appropriations Committee. Due to his activities as CEO of Blue Ridge Savings Bank in Asheville Taylor was one of the wealthiest members of Congress. He was also involved in the establishment of a bank in Russia's Ivanovo. In September 2006 he received from the ethics organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington ( CREW ) has been accused of corruption due to its numerous Geschäftsverbinungen. Despite these allegations, but no official investigations against him were initiated. In his time as a congressman of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 and the war in Iraq and the military mission in Afghanistan fell.

2006 Taylor defeated Democrat Heath Shuler. In the following years he continued his extensive business activities. Charles Taylor is married and lives in his birthplace of Brevard.