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Caleb Newbold TAYLOR

(1813-1887)

TAYLOR, Caleb Newbold, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Newportville, Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pa., July 27, 1813; completed preparatory studies; engaged in agricultural pursuits; delegate to the Whig State convention at Harrisburg in 1832; unsuccessful candidate for election to Congress in 1848, 1850, and again in 1852; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth Congress (March 4, 1867-March 3, 1869); successfully contested the election of John R. Reading to the Forty-first Congress and served from April 13, 1870, to March 3, 1871; engaged in banking; president of the Farmers’ National Bank of Bucks County, Bristol, Pa., from 1875 until his death at his home, “Sunbury Farm,” near Newportville, Bristol Township, Pa., November 15, 1887; interment in the Friends Burying Ground, Bristol, Pa.

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

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