Browse Items (1 total) Tags: "Mr. Republican" Browse All Browse by Tag Search Items Sort by: Title Creator Date Added H.G. "Skinny" Taylor This is the oral history of H.G. "Skinny" Taylor. He was interviewed by Betty Turnell. The interview includes his political career. Tags: "common man" retirement, "Mr. Republican", "Three Js", accounting firm, accounting major, appendix surgery, Betty Turnell, Campaign Manager, changes to Decatur, Civil Service, college politics, County Chairman, Decatur IL, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Factories, farming, Flat Rock IL, future of Decatur, Gerald Ford, Governor Green, Great Depression, H.G. "Skinny" Taylor, history/political science major, interview, Jake Hill, John Evans, Judge Baldwin, legionaires, media influence, Millikin University, oral history, patronage system, postmaster, precinct committeeman, psychology minor, recording, Republican Party, Richard Lyons, Richard Nixon, State Chairman of the Republican Party, trucking company, unions, World War I, WWI Featured Item Residence - 2430 N. Water St. - Downing Home These are historical accounts of the residence and its owners at 2430 N. Water St.