TAYLOR, Waller, (1786 - 1826)

Senate Years of Service: 1816-1825
Party: Democratic Republican; Adams-Clay Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

TAYLOR, Waller, a Senator from Indiana; born in Lunenburg County, Va., before 1786; attended the common schools; studied law; admitted to the bar and practiced in Virginia; member, State house of delegates 1800-1802; moved to Vincennes, Ind., in 1804 and continued the practice of law; appointed chancellor of Indiana Territory in 1807; appointed major in the Territorial militia in 1807; served in the Army during the War of 1812 and was promoted to adjutant general in 1814; upon the admission of Indiana as a State into the Union in 1816 was elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate; reelected as an Adams-Clay Republican and served from December 11, 1816, to March 3, 1825; died in Lunenburg County, Va., August 26, 1826; interment in the family burial ground near Lunenburg, Va.