Arthur R. Taylor, American businessman, Died at 80


Arthur Robert Taylor was born on July 6, 1935, and died on December 3, 2015.

He was an American businessman.

Robert was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University.

He began his corporate career with the First Boston Corporation.

Robert was later Vice President, Finance and Executive Vice President of International Paper Company.

He was president of CBS from 1972 until 1976.

Robert then founded Arthur Taylor & Company, a private investment concern.

In 1985, Fordham University named him dean of its Graduate School of Business Administration.

Robert also served as president of Muhlenberg College for a decade (1992 to 2002), during which Muhlenberg tripled its endowment, halved its debt, and saw a significant rise in admissions selectivity.

The College is now among the top 80 liberal arts colleges in the nation in terms of selectivity and acceptance rate.

Robert was a former member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group.

He was married to Kathryn Pelgrift Taylor.

Arthur Taylor passed away on December 3, 2015 from pulmonary failure in Salisbury Township, Pennsylvania.