Alfred Alexander Taylor

Alfred Alexander Taylor

Birth
Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Death 25 Nov 1931 (aged 83)
Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6914666 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, Tennessee Governor. After attending Buffalo Institute, he studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1874 and practiced law in Johnson City, Tennessee. Entering politics, he served as a member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives (1875-77) and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1888. In 1889, he was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first, Fifty-second, and Fifty-third Congresses, serving until 1895. Declining to be a candidate for reelection, he practiced law and engaged in agricultural pursuits. In 1921, he was elected as a Republican the 34th Governor of Tennessee, serving until 1923. During his administration, legislation was enacted creating the office of state tax commissioner, expanding the power of the Railroad and Public Utilities Commission, providing funds to establish Andrew Johnson’s tailor shop in Greeneville as a historic site, and creating the Tennessee Historical Commission to collect and preserve evidence of the state’s history. After leaving office, he retired to his farm until his death. His brother Robert Love Taylor was the 24th Governor of Tennessee.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred Alexander Taylor (6 Aug 1848–25 Nov 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6914666, citing Monte Vista Memorial Park, Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .