TAYLER, Robert Walker, (1852 - 1910)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

TAYLER, Robert Walker, a Representative from Ohio; born in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio, November 26, 1852; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Western Reserve College, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1872; taught in the high school in New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Ohio; superintendent of schools 1873-1875; editor of the Buckeye State, in New Lisbon, Ohio, 1875-1876; was admitted to the bar in April 1877 and commenced practice in East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Columbiana County 1880-1885; resumed the practice of law in Lisbon, Ohio; moved to New York in 1890; returned to Lisbon in 1892; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1903); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 1 (Fifty-fifth through Fifty-seventh Congresses); declined to be a candidate in 1902 for renomination; resumed the practice of law in Youngstown, Ohio; appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt to be United States district judge for the northern district of Ohio February 2, 1905; moved to Cleveland, Ohio, and died there November 25, 1910; interment in Lisbon Cemetery, Lisbon, Ohio.