Roy Taylor and President John F. Kennedy, when the President signed Taylor’s Bill proposing a study on extending the Blue Ridge Parkway into Georgia, 1961.; Courtesy of UNC-Asheville Special Collections




Roy A. Taylor

Roy A. Taylor (1910 – 1995), former representative in Congress from the 11th District and former chairman of the National Parks and Recreation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, won the award in 1987. The award paid tribute to him for his efforts on behalf of support for the national historic preservation program.