Zachary Taylor (Tennessee)

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Zachary Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Preceded byH. Casey Young
Succeeded byJames Phelan, Jr.
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
BornMay 9, 1849 (1849-05-09)
Brownsville, Tennessee
DiedFebruary 19, 1921 (1921-02-20) (aged 71)
Ellendale, Tennessee
Citizenship United States
Political partyRepublican
Alma materVirginia Military Institute Cumberland School of Law



Zachary Taylor (May 9, 1849 – February 19, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee.


Born near Brownsville, Tennessee, Taylor attended J.I. Hall's School near Covington, Tennessee, and was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington as senior captain July 4, 1872. He graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in January 1874. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Covington, Tennessee, in 1878.


Taylor served in the State senate from 1881 to 1883. He was Postmaster of Covington, Tennessee, from July 1, 1883, to January 1, 1885, when he resigned.[1]

Elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress, Taylor served from March 4, 1885 to March 3, 1887.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress. He moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and engaged in the general life insurance business.

Taylor was delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896. He moved to San Antonio, Texas.


Taylor died in Ellendale, Tennessee on February 19, 1921 (age 71 years, 286 days).


  1. ^ "Zachary Taylor". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Zachary Taylor". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 22 April 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
H. Casey Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 10th congressional district

Succeeded by
James Phelan, Jr.