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Ezra Booth TAYLOR

(1823-1912)

TAYLOR, Ezra Booth, a Representative from Ohio; born in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio, July 9, 1823; attended the common and select schools and academies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Portage County in 1845; elected prosecuting attorney in 1854; moved to Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, in 1861; enrolled as a private in Company A, One Hundred and Seventy-first Ohio Infantry, on April 27, 1864; was mustered into service on May 5, 1864, and was honorably discharged on August 20, 1864; elected judge of the court of common pleas for the ninth judicial district of Ohio and served from March 1877 to September 1880, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Garfield; reelected to the Forty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from December 13, 1880, to March 3, 1893; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Fifty-first Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, January 29, 1912; interment in the Warren mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery.

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

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