John L. Taylor

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John Lampkin Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byAllen G. Thurman
Succeeded byMoses Bledso Corwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded byCharles Sweetser
Succeeded byOscar F. Moore
Personal details
Born(1805-03-07)March 7, 1805
Fredericksburg, Virginia
DiedSeptember 6, 1870(1870-09-06) (aged 65)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeLouisa, Virginia
Political partyWhig

John Lampkin Taylor (March 7, 1805 – September 6, 1870) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Stafford County, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, Taylor completed preparatory studies. He studied law in Washington, D.C.. He was admitted to the bar in 1828 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1829. He served as a major general in the State militia for several years.

Taylor was elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1855). He served as a clerk in the United States Department of the Interior from May 1, 1870, until his sudden death at his desk in Washington, D.C., September 6, 1870. He was interred in the family burying ground on the Taylor ancestral estate, "Mansfield," near Louisa, Virginia.


  • United States Congress. "John L. Taylor (id: T000089)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Allen G. Thurman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th congressional district

Succeeded by
Moses B. Corwin
Preceded by
Charles Sweetser
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
Oscar F. Moore