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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 of the Bay St. Louis, Miss., city
council, 1981-1983; member of the 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, reelected to the ten succeeding Congresses (October 17, 1989-January 3,
2011); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Twelfth
Congress in 2010.