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Alexander Wilson TAYLOR

(1815-1893)

TAYLOR, Alexander Wilson, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Indiana, Indiana County, Pa., March 22, 1815; pursued classical studies; attended the Indiana Academy and Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., and was graduated from the law school at Carlisle, Pa.; was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Indiana, Pa.; clerk of the court of Indiana County 1845-1848; member of the State house of representatives in 1859 and 1860; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); again resumed the practice of law; died in Indiana, Pa., May 7, 1893; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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