John Taliaferro

Birth
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 12 Aug 1852 (aged 83–84)
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 25426757 · View Source
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US Congressman. He was educated in Fredericksburg and became an attorney. In 1800 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democratic-Republican and served one term, 1801 to 1803. Taliaferro was a Presidential elector in 1805 and voted for Thomas Jefferson. He appeared to be an unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 1810, but successfully contested John P. Hungerford's victory and served from November, 1811, to March, 1813. Hungerford defeated Taliaferro in 1812, and Taliaferro unsuccessfully contested the results. Taliaferro was a Presidential elector again in 1821, voting for James Monroe. In 1824 he was elected to the US House as a Crawford candidate in the special election held to fill the vacancy created when William L. Ball died. He was reelected to three full terms, twice as an Adams candidate and once as an anti-Jacksonian, and served from March, 1824 to March, 1831. In 1834 he was a successful anti-Jackson candidate for the US House and was reelected three times as a Whig, serving from 1835 to 1843. In his final two terms Taliaferro was Chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary War Pensions. In 1850 he was appointed Librarian of the US Treasury Department, a position until he died at his home, a farm called "Hagley."

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 25426757
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Taliaferro (1768–12 Aug 1852), Find a Grave Memorial no. 25426757, citing Taliaferro Burying Ground, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .