TAYLOR, VIRGINIA LYNN SALMOND (1936~) Virginia Lynn Salmond Taylor, wife of state representative M.A. Taylor, was born September 21, 1936, in Dawson, Navarro County, Texas, to Clide and Frances (Akers) Pierce, but was reared by her stepfather, Don E. Salmond.
A graduate of Waco High School, Virginia attended 4-C Business College and Baylor University, before beginning her career as a legal and business secretary. In 1972, she married M.A. Taylor and took a very active role in his campaigns for and service in the Texas House of Representatives. In the eight years that Taylor represented Waco and McLennan County, Virginia became an active member of the Legislatives Ladies Club, serving as its president in 1991, and continues to maintain an associate membership.
Since Taylor's retirement from the legislature, both he and Virginia devoted their time and energy to the Republican party of McLennan County. With Taylor serving as chairman, Virginia works as a full time volunteer and was named Volunteer of the Year in 2000. She is also a member of the Legal Secretaries Association, Republican Club of McLennan County, Texas Federated Republican Women, and McLennan County Republican Women's Club.
Following George W. Bush's election as President of the United States, Virginia began working as a volunteer with the Western White House Advance and Travel Office when the president is at his ranch in Crawford.
Currently, M.A. and Virginia Taylor reside in Waco, and are members of the First United Methodist Church.
Information provided by Representative and Mrs. Taylor.