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John Lampkin Taylor
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by Allen G. Thurman
Succeeded by Moses Bledso Corwin
Member of the United States House of Representatives
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by Charles Sweetser
Succeeded by Oscar F. Moore
Personal details
Born (1805-03-07)March 7, 1805
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Died September 6, 1870(1870-09-06) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Louisa, Virginia
Political party Whig

John Lampkin Taylor (March 7, 1805 – September 6, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Stafford County, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, Taylor completed preparatory studies. He studied law in Washington, D.C.. He was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1829. He served as a Major general in the State militia for several years.

Taylor was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1855). He served as a clerk in the United States Department of the Interior from May 1, 1870, until his sudden death at his desk in Washington, D.C., September 6, 1870. He was interred in the family burying ground on the Taylor ancestral estate, "Mansfield," near Louisa, Virginia.

SourcesEdit

  • John L. Taylor at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

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