TAYLOR, Edward Thomas

TAYLOR, Edward Thomas
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1858–1941

Biography

TAYLOR, Edward Thomas, a Representative from Colorado; born on a farm near Metamora, Woodford County, Ill., June 19, 1858; attended the common schools of Illinois and Kansas, and was graduated from the high school at Leavenworth, Kans., in 1881; moved to Leadville, Lake County, Colo.; principal of Leadville High School in 1881 and 1882; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1884; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Leadville, Colo.; superintendent of schools of Lake County in 1884; deputy district attorney in 1885; moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo., in 1887; resumed the practice of his profession; district attorney of the ninth judicial district 1887-1889; member of the State senate 1896-1908, and served as president pro tempore for one term; city attorney 1896-1900; county attorney in 1901 and 1902; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until his death in Denver, Colo., September 3, 1941; chairman, Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Appropriations (Seventy-fifth through Seventy-seventh Congresses); interment in a mausoleum in Rosebud Cemetery, Glenwood Springs, Colo.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Colorado Historical Society

Denver, CO
Papers: 1910-1942, 0.75 cubic foot. The papers of Edward Thomas Taylor contain correspondence, speeches, clippings, and a scrapbook.
Papers: In the Colorado River Collection, 1902-1935, 0.5 linear foot. Other authors include Edward Thomas Taylor.

Stanford University
Hoover Institution Archives

Stanford, CA
Papers: In the Mark Sullivan Papers, 1883-1952, 62 boxes. Correspondents include Edward Thomas Taylor.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Stephen Tyng Mather Papers, ca. 1883-1930, 7 boxes. Correspondents include Edward Thomas Taylor.

University of Colorado at Boulder
Archives, University Libraries

Boulder, CO
Papers: 1908-1938, 1 box. The collection contains papers of Edward Thomas Taylor.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Stout, Joe A., Jr. "Cattlemen, Conservationists, and the Taylor Grazing Act." New Mexico Historical Review 45 (October 1970): 311-32.

Taylor, Edward Thomas. The Colorado land title law, with explanatory comments. Colorado Springs: Out West Printing and Stationery Co., 1903.

------. Equal suffrage in Colorado. Speech of Hon. Edward T. Taylor. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1912.

------. Remarks of Hon. Edward T. Taylor of Colorado in the House of Representatives, December 9, 1911. Including speech of Governor John F. Shafroth, of Colorado, on conservation of our natural resources. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911.

United States. 77th Cong., 2d sess., 1942. House. Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Edward Thomas Taylor, late a Representative from Colorado. Seventy-seventh Congress, Second session. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1944.

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