Francis Taylor (MP)

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Taylor in 1895.

Francis Taylor (1845 - 1 September 1915) was an English brewer and Liberal and Liberal Unionist politician.

Taylor was the third son of Alfred Lombe Taylor of Diss, Norfolk. The Taylor family had property in Diss and had an interest in "Taylor and Dowson's" the brewers in the town. Taylor became a partner in the brewery and inherited the interests of his father in the town, living at the Manor House in Mount Street.[1]

In 1885 Taylor was elected as Member of Parliament for South Norfolk as a Liberal, and in 1886 became a Liberal Unionist. He held the seat until 1898 when he retired through ill-health.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Robert Thornhagh Gurdon and
Sir Robert Buxton
Member of Parliament for South Norfolk
1885 - 1898
Succeeded by
Arthur Wellesley Soames