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  Taylor, Robert L.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameRobert L. Taylor
Address
Knoxville, Tennessee , United States
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Born July 31, 1850
DiedMarch 31, 1912 (61 years)
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 21, 2014 10:34pm
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InfoTAYLOR, Robert Love, (son of Nathaniel Green Taylor and brother of Alfred Alexander Taylor), a Representative and a Senator from Tennessee; born in Happy Valley, Carter County, Tenn., July 31, 1850; attended Pennington Seminary in New Jersey, and Buffalo Institute, Milligan, Tenn.; studied law in Jonesboro, Tenn.; admitted to the bar in 1878 and practiced in Elizabethton and Jonesboro; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1880 and for election in 1882 to the Forty-eighth Congress; practiced law and also engaged in the newspaper business in Johnson City, Tenn., in 1880; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1884 and 1892; pension agent at Knoxville, Tenn., 1885-1887; Governor of Tennessee 1887-1891; resumed the practice of law in Chattanooga, Tenn.; lecturer; Governor of Tennessee 1897-1899; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1907 and served from March 4, 1907, until his death in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1912; chairman, Committee on the Geological Survey (Sixty-second Congress); interment in the Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tenn.; reinterred in Monta Vista Cemetery, Johnson City, Tenn., in 1938.

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Father Nathaniel Green Taylor 1819-1887
Brother Alfred A. Taylor 1848-1931
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  11/08/1910 TN Governor Lost 47.45% (-4.44%)
  11/03/1906 TN US Senate Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/03/1896 TN Governor Won 48.75% (+2.14%)
  11/06/1888 TN Governor Won 51.78% (+5.87%)
  11/02/1886 TN Governor Won 53.52% (+7.04%)
  11/07/1882 TN - District 01 Lost 46.09% (-7.81%)
  11/02/1880 TN - District 01 Lost 47.53% (-4.94%)
  11/05/1878 TN - District 01 Won 51.61% (+3.21%)
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