TAYLOR, Joseph Danner, (1830 - 1899)


TAYLOR, Joseph Danner, a Representative from Ohio; born in Goshen Township, Belmont County, Ohio, November 7, 1830; attended the common schools and Madison College at Antrim; taught school 1854-1856, and was principal of the Fairview High School in 1857; studied law in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in 1859; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law College in 1860 and commenced practice in Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio, the same year; owner of the Guernsey Times 1861-1871; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a captain in the Eighty-eighth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; was judge advocate of the Department of Indiana in 1863 and 1864; citizen judge advocate in Indianapolis, Ind., in 1865; prosecuting attorney of Guernsey County, Ohio, 1863-1866; delegate to the Philadelphia Loyalist Convention in 1866; member of the Cambridge School Board 1870-1877; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1876 and 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan T. Updegraff; reelected to the Forty-eighth Congress and served from January 2, 1883, to March 3, 1885; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1884 to the Forty-ninth Congress; elected to the Fiftieth, Fifty-first, and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1893); died in Cambridge, Ohio, September 19, 1899; interment in the South Cemetery.