George Keith Taylor

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George Taylor
Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit
In office
February 20, 1801 – July 1, 1802
Appointed by John Adams
Preceded by Seat established
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born (1769-03-16)March 16, 1769
Petersburg, Virginia, British America
Died November 9, 1815(1815-11-09) (aged 46)
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Federalist
Education College of William and Mary

George Keith Taylor (March 16, 1769 – November 9, 1815) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Petersburg, Virginia, Taylor attended the College of William and Mary. By 1795, he was engaged in the private practice of law in Petersburg. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1795 to 1796, and from 1798 to 1799, while continuing his private practice in Petersburg from 1797 to 1798 and from 1800 to 1801

On February 18, 1801, Taylor was nominated by President John Adams to a new seat as a federal judge on the United States circuit court for the Fourth Circuit, created by 2 Stat. 89. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 20, 1801, and received his commission the same day. Taylor's service was terminated on July 1, 1802, due to abolition of the court.

He returned to his private practice from 1802 until his death, in 1815, in Petersburg.

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Legal offices
New seat Judge of the United States Circuit Court for the Fourth Circuit
1801–1802
Seat abolished