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William TAYLOR

(1788-1846)

TAYLOR, William, a Representative from Virginia; born in Alexandria, Va. (then included in the District of Columbia), April 5, 1788; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Staunton, Va.; moved to Lexington, Va., in 1813; became a member of the bar; Commonwealth attorney for the county court of Rockbridge 1817-1843; Commonwealth attorney for the circuit court of Pocahontas County 1817-1843; member of the house of delegates in 1821; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1843, until his death in Washington, D.C., January 17, 1846; chairman, Committee on Accounts (Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses); interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

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

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