George Sylvester Taylor

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George Sylvester Taylor
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1st Mayor of
Chicopee, Massachusetts
In office
January 5, 1891 – January 1892
Preceded by Board of Selectmen
Succeeded by William W. McClench
Massachusetts State Senate[1]
In office
Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Board of Selectmen
of the Town of
Chicopee, Massachusetts[1]
Personal details
Born March 2, 1822
Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts
Died Template:Death date an age
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Asenath Boylston Cobb

George Sylvester Taylor (March 2, 1822 – January 3, 1910) became the first mayor of Chicopee, Massachusetts on January 5, 1891.

He was born in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, one of ten children of Sylvestor Taylor (1793–1881) and Sarah Eaton (1793–1870). He married Asenath Boylston Cobb (1826–1898) on November 25, 1845, with whom he had six children. Taylor died in Chicopee.

As a member of the Republican Party, Taylor served the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1860 to 1861 and the Massachusetts Senate in 1869.[1] Prior to becoming Mayor, he was president of Chicopee Falls Savings Bank.


  1. ^ a b c Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: A Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Issued for the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Boston, Massachusetts: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 431. 

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