|James J. Tayoun|
|Member of the Philadelphia City Council from the 1st District|
January 4, 1988 – May 17, 1991 
|Preceded by||Leland Beloff|
|Succeeded by||Joe Vignola|
January 5, 1976 – January 27, 1984
|Preceded by||Isadore Bellis|
|Succeeded by||Leland Beloff|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 183rd district
January 7, 1969 – November 30, 1970
|Preceded by||District Created|
|Succeeded by||Adriano Mastrangelo|
March 27, 1930|
|Died||November 1, 2017
|Alma mater||Temple University|
He served non-consecutive terms representing District 1 on Philadelphia City Council. He resigned from his first term in 1984 to run for a seat in the First Congressional District of Pennsylvania, challenging incumbent Thomas Foglietta. He resigned from his second term after pleading guilty to racketeering, mail-fraud, tax- evasion and obstruction-of-justice charges. He spent 40 months in prison. He is the 7th council member to be indicted since 1972.
- "Tayoun Accepts A Jail Term - Philly.com". articles.philly.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania. Dept. of Property and Supplies; Pennsylvania. Bureau of Publications (1969). The Pennsylvania Manual. 99. Department of Property and Supplies for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- Cox, Harold. "House Members T". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.
- "THE OTHER RACE, PHILIDELPHIANS SAY, IS TOO CLOSE A CALL". New York Times. April 7, 1984. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
- "Tayoun's son plans to challenge Fumo James J. Tayoun Jr., a surgeon and son of a former Philadelphia city councilman, will face the Democrat in April's primary. - Philly.com". articles.philly.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
- "Tayoun says plea best move for city". Reading Eagle. May 23, 1991. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
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