TAYLOR, Alfred Alexander, (son of Nathaniel Green Taylor and brother of Robert Love
a Representative from Tennessee; born in Happy Valley, Carter
County, Tenn., August 6, 1848; attended Duffield Academy, Elizabethton, Tenn.,
Buffalo Institute (later Milligan College), Tennessee, and the schools of Edge
Hill and Pennington Seminary, New Jersey; studied law; was admitted to the bar
in 1874 and commenced practice in Jonesboro, Washington County, Tenn.; member
of the State house of representatives, 1875-1877; unsuccessful Republican
candidate for Governor in 1886, being defeated by his brother, Robert; delegate
to the Republican National Convention in 1888; elected as a Republican to the
Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1889-March 3,
1895); declined to be a candidate in 1894 for renomination; engaged in the
practice of law in Johnson City, Tenn.; engaged as a lecturer and also
interested in agricultural pursuits; Governor of Tennessee 1921-1923;
unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922; again engaged in lecturing and
in agricultural pursuits and resided at Milligan College, Carter County, Tenn.;
died while on a visit in Johnson City, Tenn., November 25, 1931; interment in
Monta Vista Cemetery.
BibliographyTaylor, Robert L., Jr. Apprenticeship in the First District:
Bob and Alf Taylors Early Congressional Races.
Tennessee Historical Quarterly 28 (Spring 1969): 24-41.