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William Taylor, Vigorous Rights Defender, Dies at 78

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

William L. Taylor, who as a lawyer, lobbyist and government official for more than a half century had significant roles in pressing important civil rights cases and in drafting and defending civil rights legislation, died Monday in Bethesda, Md. He was 78 and lived in Washington.