Clifford Taylor is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.
Taylor served on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1997 to 2008 and twice served as chief justice. He was a member of the Michigan Court of Appeals from 1992 to 1997. Taylor received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from George Washington University and is a former Navy officer. Taylor began practicing law as an assistant prosecutor in Ingham County in 1971 and also worked for Denfield, Timmer and Seelye. He is a member of the Catholic Lawyers Guild and serves on the executive and financial committees for the Chief Okemos Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He also has served on the board of directors for the Michigan Dyslexia Institute.