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 William Robert Taylor

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William Robert Taylor

Birth
Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 17 Mar 1909 (aged 88)
Burke, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section: 5 Lot:023 SE1/2
Memorial ID 6822504 View Source
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Wisconsin Governor. At a young age as an orphan, he was raised by neighbors, who took him to live on a farm in New York. In his twenties, he moved to Ohio, taught school, farmed, and studied medicine. Relocating to Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, he became chairman of the city, served as a chairman of the Dane County Board and was County Superintendent of Schools. He also was trustee of the Wisconsin State Hospital for the Insane (1860-74), president of the Dane County Agricultural Society, a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (1855-56) and served in the Wisconsin State Senate (1859-61). In 1874, he was elected as a Democrat the 12th Governor of Wisconsin, serving until 1876. As Governor, he appointed the 3rd Chief Justice to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and put forth an act that effectively put railroad and freight prices under the control of a new State Railroad Commission. Defeated for re-election, in his later years he became impoverished and died in the Gisholt Home for the Aged.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 4 Oct 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6822504/william-robert-taylor : accessed ), memorial page for William Robert Taylor (10 Jul 1820–17 Mar 1909), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6822504, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .