Fredrick Monroe Taylor

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Fredrick Monroe Taylor (February 25, 1901 – February 16, 1988) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Nampa, Idaho, Taylor received an LL.B. from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1926. He was in private practice in Valley County, Idaho from 1927 to 1938. He was a Prosecuting attorney of Valley County from 1927 to 1933 and from 1935 to 1938, returning to private practice in Boise, Idaho from 1938 to 1954. He was a member of the Idaho State Senate from 1943 to 1951, and was a city attorney of Boise from 1944 to 1946.

On July 9, 1954, Taylor was nominated by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to a new seat on the United States District Court for the District of Idaho created by 68 Stat. 8. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 20, 1954, and received his commission the same day. He served as chief judge from 1964 to 1971, assuming senior status on December 15, 1971. Taylor served in that capacity until his death, in 1988.