NAYLOR, JOE OLIVER

Virginia Holliman Van Horn

NAYLOR, JOE OLIVER (1893–1955). Joe Oliver Naylor, publisher, was born in San Antonio, Texas, on March 28, 1893, son of John Decatur and Anna (Miller) Naylor. He attended public school and business college in San Antonio and in 1921 established the Naylor Printing Company, incorporated in 1935 as the Naylor Company, located in San Antonio. Under his direction it became a large regional book-publishing house, operating its own printing and binding plant and devoting its entire facilities to book publishing. Naylor was well known for his encouragement of regional authors and for his interest in the preservation and publication of Texas folklore and history. He published a historical and literary quarterly, Naylor's Epic-Century, for twenty-two years. He married Valerie Stone, and they had two children. After Mrs. Naylor died, Naylor married Rita Hall in 1943. He died in San Antonio on January 25, 1955.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Publishers Weekly, July 20, 1946, February 19, 1955.

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