Freedom & Prosperity Agenda  

“Adherence to men is often disloyalty to principles.”
 – John Taylor of Caroline



John Taylor

John Taylor is president of Tertium Quids, a 501(c)4 issue advocacy organization that hosts Virginia’s Tuesday Morning Group, a statewide coalition comprising more than 1,000 activists who represent more than 260 organizations.  He also serves as president of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy, an independent, nonpartisan, education and research organization that develops and promotes public policy consistent with the Virginia tradition of individual liberty, dynamic entrepreneurial capitalism, private property, the rule of law, and constitutionally-limited government.  John is also the producer of Freedom & Prosperity Radio, a syndicated talk radio program with a focus on politics and public policy.  In 1975, he received a B.A. from Wofford College, and subsequently earned an M.B.A. from Georgia State University and a J.D. from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law.  In 2008, John was elected into the Mont Pelerin Society, an international group founded in 1947 by Friedrich von Hayek “to facilitate an exchange of ideas between like-minded scholars in the hopes of strengthening the principles and practice of a free society ….”  He is also a member of the Federalist Society, an organization “founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.”  Since 1997, John has been a member of the Philadelphia Society, an organization “dedicated to the goal of deepening the intellectual foundations of a free and ordered society and to broadening the general understanding of its basic principles among the public at large.”  John has been the recipient of the 2012 John Marshall Award for “outstanding citizen leadership in the advancement of property rights,” given by the Virginia Property Rights Coalition; the Hero of the Taxpayer Award, an annual recognition given by Americans for Tax Reform in Washington, D.C.; and the Eagle Award, an annual award given for pro-family, grassroots leadership by the Eagle Forum of St. Louis, Missouri.  Campaigns & Elections magazine has named John one of the most influential political players in Virginia.

Lynn Taylor is vice president and CFO of Tertium Quids. She also serves as vice president and CFO of the Virginia Institute for Public Policy. Prior to her current positions, Lynn was managing director of the Charles G. Koch and the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundations in Washington, D.C.  

Well-experienced in the management and funding of nonprofit organizations, she previously served on the boards of the Heartland Institute for Public Policy, Chicago; the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, New York; and the Young Entrepreneurs of Washington, D.C.  

In 1976, Lynn received a B.A. (mathematics) from Agnes Scott College and subsequently earned an M.B.A. (finance) from Georgia State University and a J.D. (cum laude) from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. A member of the Philadelphia Society, she is also a member of the Federalist Society.


Tertium Quids
P.O. Box 1123 • Abingdon, Virginia • 24212
(540) 245-1776