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TAYLOR, Gary Eugene (Gene), a Representative from Mississippi; born in New Orleans, Orleans
Parish, La., September 17, 1953; graduated from De LaSalle High School, New
Orleans, La., 1971; B.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, La., 1976; graduate
work, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Miss.; United States
Coast Guard Reserve, 1971-1984; member, Bay St. Louis, Miss., city council,
1981-1983; member, Mississippi state senate, 1984-1989; unsuccessful candidate
for election to the One Hundred First Congress in 1988; elected as a Democrat
to the One Hundred First Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of United States Representative Larkin I. Smith, and
reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses (October 17, 1989-January 3, 2011);
unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in
2010; member, Hancock County, Miss., port and harbor commission, 2012 to
present; is a resident of Bay St. Louis, Miss.