Samuel W Taylor
- Category : 1907-births
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (52,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 1
American novelist, scriptwriter and historian, who authored two short stories on which the Disney movies The Absent-Minded Professor, Flubber, and Son of Flubber were based.
Taylor was born to Janet "Nettie" Maria Woolley and John W. Taylor, the son of John Taylor, the late president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Samuel's father was a former member of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, having left in 1905 in protest over the church's recent abandonment of polygamy. Despite his father's ecclesiastical history and excommunication in 1911, Samuel was raised in the LDS Church. He later wrote a biography of his father, Family Kingdom, and one of his grandfather, The Kingdom or Nothing.
He died on 26 September 1997.