TAYLOR, Abner, (1829 - 1903)


TAYLOR, Abner, a Representative from Illinois; born in Bangor, Penobscot County, Maine, in 1829; moved with his parents to Champaign County, Ohio, in 1832, thence to Fort Dodge, Iowa, and subsequently to Chicago, Ill., in 1860; engaged in extensive contracting, building, and mercantile pursuits, and participated in the construction of the Texas State capitol; member of the Illinois house of representatives from 1884 to 1886; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1893); was not a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the building and contracting business; died in Washington, D.C., April 13, 1903; interment in Rock Creek Cemetery.