Westervelt A. Taylor, 1927

Westervelt A. Taylor, 1927
Courtesy MIT Museum

Westervelt A. Taylor, MIT Class of 1927

Westervelt A. Taylor '27 earned his Bachelor's in Civil Engineering (Course I) from MIT in 1927.

In 1948, Massachusetts-born Taylor became the first African American appointed as Assistant District Attorney in the borough of Queens, New York City, where he also served as president of the United Democrats of Jamaica.

Timeline: 1920s
School: School of Engineering
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Career: EngineeringGovernment & Law
Object: Photograph
Collection: Order of Operations 1921-1945, Students, Technique Yearbook