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Samuel Mitchell TAYLOR

(1852-1921)

TAYLOR, Samuel Mitchell, (father of Chester William Taylor), a Representative from Arkansas; born near Fulton, Itawamba County, Miss., May 25, 1852; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Tupelo, Miss., and commenced practice in 1876; member of the State house of representatives in 1879 and 1880; moved to Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Ark., in 1887, where he continued the practice of law; prosecuting attorney of the eleventh judicial district of Arkansas 1888-1892; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress; subsequently elected to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph T. Robinson; reelected to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 15, 1913, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 13, 1921; interment in Bellewood Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Ark.

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

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