Biography of John W. Taylor
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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JOHN W. TAYLOR.

HON. JOHN W. TAYLOR was born in what is now Chariton, Saratoga county, March 26, 1784, a son of Judge John Taylor. He was one of the most distinguished men in political life that Saratoga county ever produced and the only citizen of New York State who has ever held the third place in the National Government (speaker of the House.) Mr. Taylor was educated at Union College, from which he was graduated in 1803. He began his legal studies with Samuel Cook with whom he formed a partnership in 1806. In 1811 he was elected to the State Assembly, and re-elected in 1812. In the same year he was elected to the Thirteenth Congress from this district which he represented for ten, consecutive terms, ending in the year 1832. He was twice chosen as speaker of the House; in 1821 as the successor of Henry Clay, and in 1825 of the Nineteenth Congress for the full term. He was elected to the State Senate in 1840, but resigned in the summer of 1842. He soon after removed to the city of Cleveland, Ohio, where he died September 18, 1854. His remains were interred in the cemetery at Baliston.


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