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William Taylor, 86, Of Darien

DARIEN, Conn. -- William Baxter Taylor, 86, of Darien and Rowayton, died Oct. 16 at home.

Taylor was born in Los Angeles to Matthew Ambrose and Marion Agnes Taylor.

After two years in the U.S. Army, Taylor began a long career in advertising, which included working as the creative director for the November Group, the in-house agency for Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign.

During his career he wrote hundreds of commercials and print ads. He spearheaded creative work on campaigns for American Express, General Foods, Hershey Chocolate, Pontiac, Firestone, Cunard Line and many others. He was best known for the long-running “Do You Know Me?” commercials for American Express.

Taylor was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Margery Ann Taylor, and his two sisters, Patricia Stigdon and Jean Schubert.

He is survived by his four children, Baxter Taylor; Barnaby Taylor; Amy Taylor; Remy Burke (John), and two grandchildren, Taylor and Davis.

Family and friends will be gathering between 2-4 p.m. Saturday at The Goose in Darien. All are welcome.

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