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Taylor WEBSTER

(1800-1876)

WEBSTER, Taylor, a Representative from Ohio; born in Pennsylvania October 1, 1800; moved with his parents to Ohio in 1806, where he received a limited schooling; attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, for a short time; editor and publisher of the Western Telegraph, Hamilton, Ohio, 1828-1836; clerk of the State house of representatives in 1829; member of the State house of representatives in 1830 and served as speaker; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1839); clerk of court of Butler County, Ohio, 1842-1846; resumed his former business pursuits; moved to New Orleans, La., in 1863 and was employed in a clerical position; died in New Orleans, La., April 27, 1876; interment in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.

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

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