Clyde L. Taylor

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Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
May 11, 1925
Location of Death: 
Leadville, CO

Circumstances of Death

Prohibition Agent Clyde "Doc" Taylor suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after being involved in a shooting altercation and the arrest of a moonshiner in Leadville, CO.


Agent Taylor joined the Prohibition Unit on July 1, 1924, and was assigned to the Denver field office.  Agent Taylor was nicknamed "Doc" because he held a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.  Previously, he proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War (1898 to 1899) and World War I (1918 to 1919).  He was commissioned a 1st Lieutenant during World War I.


Agent Taylor was born in Belleville, IL.  He was survived by his wife, Theresa.

Last Reviewed September 23, 2016