TAYLOR, George Washington, (1849 - 1932)


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

TAYLOR, George Washington, a Representative from Alabama; born on “Roselawn” plantation near Montgomery, Montgomery County, Ala., January 16, 1849; attended private schools; while a schoolboy in Columbia, S.C., enlisted in the Confederate Army in November 1864, and served until the end of the war; was graduated from the University of South Carolina at Columbia in 1867; taught school in Mobile, Ala., and studied law; was admitted to the bar in Mobile, Ala., in November 1871 and commenced practice in Butler, Choctaw County, Ala., in 1872; member of the State house of representatives in 1878 and 1879; State solicitor for the first judicial circuit of Alabama 1880-1892; declined a third term; moved to Demopolis, Marengo County, Ala., in 1883; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1915); was not a candidate for renomination in 1914; resumed the practice of law in Demopolis, Ala.; chairman of the State Democratic convention which called the constitutional convention in 1901; was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; died in Rome, Ga., while on a visit in that city, on December 21, 1932; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Ala.