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Chester William TAYLOR

(1883-1931)

TAYLOR, Chester William, (son of Samuel Mitchell Taylor), a Representative from Arkansas; born in Verona, Lee County, Miss., July 16, 1883; moved to Pine Bluff, Ark., with his parents; attended the public schools in Pine Bluff, Ark.; studied law at Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C.; deputy State auditor 1908-1910; deputy secretary of state, 1911; deputy State treasurer, 1911-1912; secretary to his father, 1913-1921; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, United States Representative Samuel M. Taylor, (October 25, 1921-March 3, 1923); was not a candidate for renomination to the Sixty-eighth Congress in 1922; engaged in the general insurance business at Pine Bluff, Ark., and later as an official in the State department of conservation at Little Rock, Ark.; died on July 17, 1931, in Pine Bluff, Ark.; interment in Bellewood Cemetery.

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

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