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JOHN MAY TAYLOR - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 35113

JOHN MAY TAYLOR The U.S. Congressman from Tennessee pens his autograph on this 7¼x2¾ piece of paper, signed in iron gall ink Signature: “John May Taylor/Lexington/” in iron gall ink. 7¼x2¾. John May Taylor (1838-1911) was a U.S. Congressman from Tennessee.

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JOHN MAY TAYLOR

The U.S. Congressman from Tennessee pens his autograph on this 7¼x2¾ piece of paper, signed in iron gall ink

Signature: “John May Taylor/Lexington/” in iron gall ink. 7¼x2¾. John May Taylor (1838-1911) was a U.S. Congressman from Tennessee. He served as mayor of Lexington in 1869 and 1870, and in that year he worked as delegate to the State constitutional convention of Tennessee; he was the Attorney General of the eleventh judicial circuit of Tennessee from 1870 to 1878, the delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880 and a member of the State house of representatives in 1881 and 1882. Taylor was elected as a Democrat to the 48th and 49th Congresses, he served from March 4, 1883 to March 3, 1887; he served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Navy. After serving as member of the State senate in 1892 and resumed the practice of law. He was appointed Judge of the Criminal Court for the eleventh judicial circuit in 1895 and subsequently elected for a six-year term, serving until the court was abolished. John May Taylor was elected in August 1902 as a judge of the court of chancery appeals and was reelected in 1910 for a period of eight years and served until his death. He is interred at Lexington Cemetery. Lightly toned. Irregular cut. Left margin slightly frayed. Otherwise, fine condition.

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