Edward Thomas TAYLOR, Congress, CO (1858-1941)


TAYLOR, Edward Thomas, a Representative from Colorado; born on a farm near Metamora, Woodford County, Ill., June 19, 1858; attended the common schools of Illinois and Kansas, and was graduated from the high school at Leavenworth, Kans., in 1881; moved to Leadville, Lake County, Colo.; principal of Leadville High School in 1881 and 1882; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1884; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Leadville, Colo.; superintendent of schools of Lake County in 1884; deputy district attorney in 1885; moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo., in 1887; resumed the practice of his profession; district attorney of the ninth judicial district 1887-1889; member of the State senate 1896-1908, and served as president pro tempore for one term; city attorney 1896-1900; county attorney in 1901 and 1902; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until his death in Denver, Colo., September 3, 1941; chairman, Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Appropriations (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-seventh Congresses); interment in a mausoleum in Rosebud Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, Colo.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present