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Glen Hearst TAYLOR

(1904-1984)
Senate Years of Service:
1945-1951
Party:
Democrat

TAYLOR, Glen Hearst, a Senator from Idaho; born in Portland, Oreg., April 12, 1904; moved to a homestead near Kooskia, Idaho, as a child; attended the public schools of Idaho; joined a dramatic stock company in 1919; owner and manager of various entertainment enterprises 1926-1944; country-western singer; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1940 and 1942; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1944 and served from January 3, 1945, to January 3, 1951; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1950; unsuccessful candidate for Vice President of the United States on the Progressive Party ticket in 1948; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1954 and for the nomination in 1956; president of Coryell Construction Co. 1950-1952, and of Taylor Topper, Inc.; died in Millbrae, Calif., April 28, 1984; interment in Skylawn Cemetery (now Skylawn Memorial Park), San Mateo, Calif.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Peterson, Frank Ross. Prophet Without Honor: Glen Taylor and the Fight for American Liberalism. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1974; Taylor, Glen Hearst. The Way It Was With Me. Secaucus, N.J.: L. Stuart, 1979.

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

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