|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.