|Oil on canvas, Frank de Bruin Valerius, 1960, Collection of U.S.
House of Representatives
TABER, John, a Representative from New York; born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y.,
May 5, 1880; attended the public schools; was graduated from Yale University in
1902 and from New York Law School in 1904; was admitted to the bar November 15,
1904, and commenced practice in Auburn, N.Y.; supervisor of Cayuga County in
1905 and 1906; special judge of the county court 1910-1918; delegate to the
Republican National Conventions in 1920, 1924, and 1936; chairman of the Cayuga
County Republican committee 1920-1925; president of the Auburn Chamber of
Commerce in 1922; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the
nineteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1963); chairman,
Committee on Appropriations (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); was not a
candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; practiced law
in Auburn, N.Y., where he died November 22, 1965; interment in Fort Hill
BibliographyHenderson, Cary S. Congressman John Taber of Auburn: Politics
and Federal Appropriations, 1923-1962. Ph.D. diss., Duke University, 1964.