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Pennsylvania House of Representatives


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"A.W. Taylor Dead." The Indiana Democrat [James B. Sansom] 11 May, 1893, 7.



Session Position District Party
1859 Republican
1860 Republican
 Counties   Indiana


03/22/1815 - 05/07/1893

TAYLOR, Alexander Wilson, a Representative from Indiana County; born, March 22, 1815 in Indiana, Indiana County, Pa.; attended, Indiana Academy; graduated, classics, Jefferson College (now Washington and Jefferson College); studied law, Judge Thomas White; lawyer (1841-1891); clerk, Surveyor General of Pennsylvania (1836-1839); council clerk, Indiana, Pa. (1843-1845); elected, prothonotary and clerk of courts, Indiana County (1845-1851); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1859 and the 1860 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1861 term; elected, burgess, Indiana, Pa. (1863); elected, United States Congress (1873-1875); president, Indiana County Agriculture Society; elected, trustee, Agricultural College of Pennsylvania (now, Pennsylvania State University); elected, trustee, Indiana Normal School (now Indiana University of Pennsylvania); died, May 7, 1893 in Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania; interred, Greenwood Cemetery, Indiana, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, ALEXANDER WILSON TAYLOR went on to serve in congress