William P. Taulbee

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William P. Taulbee
A man with short, dark hair wearing a white shirt and dark jacket
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Preceded by John D. White
Succeeded by John Henry Wilson
Personal details
Born (1851-10-22)October 22, 1851
Morgan County, Kentucky
Died March 11, 1890(1890-03-11) (aged 38)
Washington, D. C.
Political party Democratic
Profession Lawyer
Religion Methodist
William Preston Taulbee circa 1890

William Preston Taulbee (October 22, 1851 – March 11, 1890) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Taulbee was a son of William Harrison Taulbee (1824–1905) and his wife, Mary Ann Wilson (1831–1916). Born near Mount Sterling, in Morgan County, Kentucky, Taulbee attended the common schools and was tutored by his father. He was ordained for the ministry and admitted to the Kentucky conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Taulbee was elected clerk of the Magoffin County Court in 1878 and reelected in 1882. He studied law.

Taulbee was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889). He was not a candidate for renomination.

He was shot by Charles E. Kincaid, a newspaper correspondent, on the east staircase of the House wing of the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., February 28, 1890, and died from the effects of the wounds at Providence Hospital, in that city, March 11, 1890.[1]

He was interred in the family burying ground near Mount Sterling, Kentucky. Blood stains from his wounds are still visible on the staircase in the Capitol Building where he was shot.[2]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John White
U.S. Congressman, Kentucky 10th District
Succeeded by
John Henry Wilson (Kentucky)

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.