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Edward Robeson Taylor
Birth: Sep. 22, 1838
Springfield
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1923
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

San Francisco Mayor. Born in Springfield, Illinois and raised in Missouri, Taylor moved to California in 1862 to escape the Civil War. In 1865 he graduated from the Toland Medical College in San Francisco and would practice medicine until 1867, when he was appointed private secretary to California Governor Henry Haight until 1871. Admitted to the bar in 1872, he then practiced law with Haight after he left office as a lawyer specializing in medical cases. In 1889 he was appointed Dean and Professor at the Hastings College of Law, teaching there until 1919. Following the 1907 San Francisco graft trials in the wake of the 1906 earthquake which led to the resignations of San Francisco Mayors Eugene Schmitz and Charles Boxton, Taylor was appointed the 28th Mayor of San Francisco serving until 1910. At the age of 68, he was the oldest person ever to serve as mayor. In addition to his careers in medicine and law, he was also an accomplished and well-known poet. (bio by: G.Photographer) 
 
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San Francisco Columbarium
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 15, 2009
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