Lloyd TaylorLawyer, Certified Public Accountant, researcher, authorLloyd Taylor was born Lloyd Irvin Taylor on June 22, 1943 in San Diego, CA to Glenn L. Taylor and Marie G. (Chapman Turner) Taylor.EARLY LIFEHis family moved to LaMesa, CA where Lloyd worked for five years delivering newspapers while in elementary, junior high and high school. He saved his money for college. At Helix High School in La Mesa, CA he participated in student government and in three Junior Achievement companies. He learned how a business operates. He was awardeda scholarship from the Crown Zellerbach Foundation for college. He entered science fairs with his research and displays on air pollution and smog.EDUCATIONIn 1965 he graduated from San Diego State University with B.S. in journalism and minor in business administration. While at the University of California at Los Angeles, he passed theCPA exam before he graduated in 1967 with a Masters of Accounting in Business Administration. In 1973 he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University School of Law in Los Angeles.PROFESSIONAL LIFEIn Los Angeles Lloyd workedas a Certified Public Accountant for Peat, Marwick, and Mitchell, CPAs. He moved to San Francisco where he worked for a CPA firm while studying for the bar exam. In 1974 he passed he bar and opened his own office as a lawyer and CPA specializing in business law. He enjoyed fighting the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of clients. He won judgments against the California Secretary of State to permit Libertarian Party candidates on the ballot in San Francisco and Santa Cruzcounties.PHILOSOPHYWhile at UCLA he read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand which molded his political views. In San Francisco, hehelped to found the Libertarian Party of California and drafted their by-laws.POLITICALHe ran for County Supervisor in San Francisco as a "Libertarian Lawyer/CPA". His platform of drastically reducing government, selling the municipal transportation system and city parks, legalizing drug, victimless crimes, and prostitutionwas too radical for San Francisco. He lost the election to Harvey Milk and theincumbents.Lloyd Taylor's 1975 campaign platform:"My philosophy: Repeal Compulsory Taxes. Sell Muni, the Airport, the Port and Yerba Buena Center to private enterprise. Sell the schools to private enterprise. Repeal city payroll, business and Gross Receipts taxes. To the Chief of Police: 'Make the Streets Safe from Violent Crime or You're Fired.' Abolish property taxes. Cut supervisors' salaries in half. Prohibit the use of tax dollars toenforce victimless crime laws. Fewer county employees; better business climate,free market economy; abolition of city permit bureaucracy; and lower taxes meanmore jobs."He later ran the San Francisco county portion of the state ballot drive to qualify Proposition 13 to reduce property taxes from 3% to 1% of market value.