Judge C. Reeves Taylor to be honored during Homecoming events

The Honorable Judge C. Reeves Taylor (retired), Class of 1954, will be recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award on October 8th during the annual awards banquet at Potomac State College (PSC) of West Virginia University (WVU).

While attending Potomac State from 1952 to 1954, Judge Taylor served as a member of Theta Sigma Chi, serving as their Pan Hellenic Representative; the ROTH Military Honorary Society; the Sigma Phi Omega Honor Society; and also played football under legendary Coach Dana Lough.

The Honorable Judge C. Reeves Taylor
The Honorable Judge C. Reeves Taylor 

After earning an associate degree in pre-law, Judge Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree from WVU and his jurisprudence from the WVU College of Law. 

Prior to being elected to the bench, Judge Taylor practiced law in Keyser for 18 years.  He also served as the prosecuting attorney from 1961 – 1964.  In 1976, Judge Taylor ran for and was elected to the 21st Judicial Circuit Court of West Virginia, where he served for 20 years until his retirement in 1996.  

Judge Taylor held memberships in the West Virginia Judicial Association and the State Bar, among others.  Furthermore, he has served as president of the Mineral County Bar Association, as president of the Potomac State Alumni Association, is a 50-year member of the Keyser Lions Club and the Loyal Order of Moose, and currently serves on the board for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).  Judge Taylor stated, “One of my career highlights was serving as president of the West Virginia Judicial Association.” 

Judge Taylor has served on many boards in the community as well, including the Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Keyser-Mineral County Public Library and the Developmental Center and Workshop (Keyser) to name a few.

In 2000, Judge Taylor was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the PSC Alumni Association for his many volunteer hours to the College and for his support in other ways.    

Judge Taylor recently administered the oath of office to his nephew, Jay Courrier, who was elected to serve in the 21st Judicial Circuit Court of West Virginia.

The banquet will be held in the Davis Conference Center; social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. The deadline for making reservations is September 30. 

Reservations are required for the banquet and can be made by contacting Derek Artimez at 304-788-6870, 800-262-7332, ext. 6870 or at PSC-Alumni@mail.wvu.edu.  The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.