Casper R. Taylor, Jr.

'As Speaker of the House, I couldn't think of a better way to continue problem solving and making policy than working on behalf of all of the private sector non-profits and associations that A&C represents and the many client issues. I'm proud to be a part of the A&C Team!'

—Cas Taylor


B.A. University of Notre Dame
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters – College of Notre Dame, Frostburg State University and Villa Julie College

Community and Professional Affiliations

Allegany County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cumberland Committee
Maryland Heritage Tourism Authority, Author
Founder and Member, Maryland House of Delegates Speaker's Society
Founder, Rocky Gap Foundation
Sorin Society, University of Notre Dame
Board of Advisors, Western Maryland Health System
Maryland Humanities Council
Maryland Historical Society
Maryland Chamber of Commerce.


Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Maryland Distinguished Service Award
American Legion Service Award
Citizens for Maryland Libraries
Distinguished Legislator of the Year Award
Maryland Builders Association President's Award
Maryland Chamber of Commerce's Public Affairs Award
Maryland Children's Action Network 'Champion for Children' Award
Paul Harris Fellow for the Rotary Foundation
Biotechnology Industry Organizations Outstanding National Legislator award.

Casper R. 'Cas' Taylor, Jr. joined the Alexander & Cleaver in June 2003 after
serving in the Maryland House of Delegates for 28 years. As a native resident of
Cumberland, he became the first Speaker of the House from Western Maryland in
100 years. He went on to serve as Speaker for nine years — at that time, longer than any
other in the history of Maryland. His legislative career is filled with accomplishments
in economic and business development and health care growth and reform. He created
the One Maryland program of economic development and job creation incentives. He
created the Maryland Science, Engineering & Technology Development Corporation
(TEDCO) to promote technology transfer and commercialization among Maryland's
universities, federal labs, and the state's energy technology sector. He spearheaded
efforts to achieve a 10% reduction in Maryland's personal income tax.

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