Loren L. Taylor
Kansas Historical Foundation
Board of Directors
Elected to board: 2002
Loren L. Taylor grew up in Kansas City. He received a bachelor’s degree and juris doctorate from University of Missouri at Kansas City. He completed legal training at the National Law Institute at Quantico, Virginia, and in military and governmental law at various other locations.
He served in the army, retiring as a colonel. He is an attorney and consults in law enforcement. He retired as Kansas City, Kansas Police Department Legal Advisor. He teaches classes for the Kansas City Police Academy.
He was admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, the U.S. Military Court of Appeals, and the U. S. Supreme Court. For 25 years he was a part-time instructor at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Taylor has written several books on local history and one on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He is the founding editor of The Historical Journal of Wyandotte County, which is published on a quarterly basis.
He has been involved with numerous boards including Kansas City Landmarks Commission. He was president of the Wyandotte County Historical Society, Kansas City Ethnic Council, Bar Na Maidne (Irish Club), Reserve Officers Association, Croatian American Club of Wyandotte County, and German American Edelweiss Society. He was state commander of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. He was voted life member in the International Association of Police Chiefs, was a member of Sons of the American Revolution, Croatian Fraternal Union, St. John’s Club, Emerald Society, St. David Society, Kansas Peace Officers Association, and St. Andrews Society.
He and his wife, Helen, live in Kansas City.
Taylor was first elected to the Kansas Historical Foundation Board of Directors in 1998.