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Robert TAYLOR

(1763-1845)

TAYLOR, Robert, a Representative from Virginia; born at Orange Court House, Va., April 29, 1763; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1783 and commenced practice at Orange Court House, Va.; held several local offices; member of the state senate 1804-1815, and served as president pro tempore; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress (March 4, 1825-March 3, 1827); was not a candidate for renomination in 1826; devoted his attention to the management of his plantation; died on his estate, “Meadow Farm,” in Orange County, Va., July 3, 1845; interment in the family burying ground at “Meadow Farm.”

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

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