William P. Taylor

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William Penn Taylor was a nineteenth-century congressman from Virginia.

Early life[edit]

Born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, Taylor received a limited schooling as a child.[1]


He held several local political offices in Caroline County, Virginia, including as a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1829-1830 where he served alongside Robert B. Taylor from Norfolk, a Brigadier General in the state militia.[2]

Taylor was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates for the session 1830/31 from Caroline County, Virginia.[3]

He was elected an Anti-Jacksonian to the United States House of Representatives in 1832, serving from 1833 to 1835 and being unsuccessful for reelection.[4]

In 1845, Taylor served as a presidential elector.[5]


He died at his estate called "Hayfield" in Caroline County, Virginia and was interred in the family cemetery on the estate.



U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Andrew Stevenson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835
Succeeded by
John Roane