Biography of Emerson L. Taylor
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Emerson L. Taylor is a foremost corporation lawyer of Columbus. Admitted as a member of the bar of Ohio in 1915, Mr. Taylor has achieved a place of definite prestige in the law fraternity of Franklin County. He is at present corporation advisor to the office of the Secretary of the State of Ohio. He has been the organizer of many Columbus corporations, including a number of mortgage and loan companies, and is prominent as an attorney for a number of corporations. Corporation law for a number of years has been his chief interest and study. His special competence in this branch of the law is acknowledged.

Mr. Taylor is a native of Columbus, born March 26, 1891, the son of Dr. Sterling B. and Lila (Piper) Taylor. He is a graduate of Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts in 1913, and graduated in law at the same institution in 1915. From 1915 until 1917 he served as special counsel to the office of the State Fire Marshal and during that period he assisted in codifying the law as applied to that office, writing a hand book on "Ohio Fire Marshal Law."

During the World War, from 1917 until 1919, Mr. Taylor was attached to the Aviation Service, U. S. Army, with the rank of lieutenant. He was an instructor in artillery observation, courtmartial law, and other subjects relative to the air service school at Ohio State University.

Mr. Taylor was married June 2, 1917, to Miss Florence M. Smith, of Columbus. They have four children: Richard Lee, Robert Baldwin Lee, Patricia Lee Taylor and Deborah Lee Taylor.

Mr. Taylor is a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scioto Consistory, 32nd degree, Aladdin Temple, Phi Delta Phi, honorary legal fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Gamma Sigma fraternities, and American Legion. He is identified with the Franklin County Bar Association and Ohio State Bar Association. Mr. Taylor was formerly a member of the Franklin County Republican Executive Committee.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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