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George Washington Taylor
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 1st district
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1915
|Preceded by||Richard Henry Clarke|
|Succeeded by||Oscar Lee Gray|
|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives|
January 16, 1849|
|Died||December 21, 1932
|Resting place||Oakwood Cemetery
|Alma mater||University of South Carolina at Columbia|
|Branch/service||Confederate States of America Army|
|Years of service||1864-1865|
|Unit||1st South Carolina Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Born on "Roselawn" plantation near Montgomery, Alabama, Taylor attended private schools. While a schoolboy in Columbia, South Carolina, Taylor enlisted in the Confederate States Army in November 1864, and served until the end of the war. Taylor graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1867. He then taught school in Mobile, Alabama, and studied law. Taylor was admitted to the bar in Mobile, Alabama, in November 1871 and commenced practice in Butler, Alabama, in 1872. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1878 and 1879. Taylor served as State solicitor for the first judicial circuit of Alabama from 1880–1892. He declined a third term, and moved to Demopolis, Alabama, in 1883.
Taylor was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1915). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1914, and resumed the practice of law in Demopolis, Alabama. He served as chairman of the State Democratic convention which called the constitutional convention in 1901. Taylor was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920. He died in Rome, Georgia, while on a visit in that city, on December 21, 1932. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
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