TAYLOR, Ezra Booth (1823-1912)

TAYLOR, EZRA BOOTH, a Representative from Ohio; born in Nelson, Portage County, Ohio, July 9, 1823; attended the common and select schools and academies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Portage County in 1845; elected prosecuting attorney in 1854; moved to Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, in 1861; enrolled as a private in Company A, One Hundred and Seventy-first Ohio Infantry, on April 27, 1864; was mustered into service on May 5, 1864, and was honorably discharged on August 20, 1864; elected judge of the court of common pleas for the ninth judicial district of Ohio and served from March 1877 to September 1880, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James A. Garfield; reelected to the Forty-seventh and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from December 13, 1880, to March 3, 1893; chairman, Committee on the Judiciary (Fifty-first Congress); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the practice of his profession; died in Warren, Trumbull County, Ohio, January 29, 1912; interment in the Warren mausoleum at Oakwood Cemetery.

Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY
Papers: In the United States War Department Correspondence And Records Regarding Indian Affairs And Activities With Indian Nations, 1798-1874, 1 cubic foot.
Persons represented include Ezra B. Taylor.


Harvard University
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Cambridge, MA
Papers: In the Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson and Harriette Lucy Robinson Shattuck Papers, 1833-1937, 16 boxes.
Correspondents include Ezra B. Taylor.


Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the Jerome B. Burrows Family Papers, 1858-1900, 0.6 linear foot.
Correspondents include Ezra B. Taylor.

  • Taylor, Ezra Booth. Contested election. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884.