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Willliam S. Taylor

William S. Taylor
Full Name: William S. Taylor
Birth date: 1795
Death date: July 22, 1858

Terms of Service

(1) Locke succeeded William S. Taylor as speaker; Taylor resigned both as speaker and member 1/18/1858, no successor. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • "Taylor fought in the Seminole Wars in 1817-1819 in Florida . . . he rose in the [Alabama] state militia from captain to brigadier general," p. 622. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910 1989.
  • Biographical sketch, William S. Taylor, p. 622. American Legislative Leaders, 1850-1910 1989.
  • William S. Taylor, burial in Larissa Cemetery, Mount Selman, Cherokee County. Find a Grave .
  • TAYLOR, WILLIAM S. (1795-1858). "Served in the state legislatures of Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas. Death date 7/22/1858. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, William S. Taylor Family, pp. 552-553. Cherokee County Historical Commission (Tex.). Cherokee County History, 2001, crediting Cherokee County Historical Commission. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 12th Speaker of the House of Representatives: William S. Taylor. Portrait and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
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