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TABER, John (1880-1965)

TABER, JOHN, a Representative from New York; born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., May 5, 1880; attended the public schools; was graduated from Yale University in 1902 and from New York Law School in 1904; was admitted to the bar November 15, 1904, and commenced practice in Auburn, N.Y.; supervisor of Cayuga County in 1905 and 1906; special judge of the county court 1910-1918; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1920, 1924, and 1936; chairman of the Cayuga County Republican committee 1920-1925; president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce in 1922; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the nineteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1963); chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); was not a candidate for renomination in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; practiced law in Auburn, N.Y., where he died November 22, 1965; interment in Fort Hill Cemetery.

Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library
Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1880-1965, 240 feet.
The papers of John Taber contain correspondence with constituents, colleagues, special interest groups and others; memoranda and statistical information; press releases and copies of speeches; printed House and Senate bills and committee reports; and pamphlets and clippings concerning congressional committees, legislation under consideration, and numerous items of public interest, both to the nation as a whole and to his constituency. Also included is correspondence, deed searches, and other papers, 1919-1946, of the law firm, Taber and Parker, and occasional personal papers of Representative Taber.

Papers: In the Ray Stevens Ashbery Papers, ca. 1930-1971, 103 cubic feet.
Persons represented include John Taber.

Papers: In the Joseph W. Martin Papers, 1938-1952, 26 items.
Correspondents include John Taber. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.

Papers: In the New York State Farm Bureau Federation Records, ca. 1918-1968, 50 cubic feet.
Correspondents include John Taber.


Indiana State Library
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: In the John V. Beamer Papers, ca. 1918-1964, 15 boxes.
Correspondents include John Taber.


Syracuse University Library
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse, NY
Papers: In the Charles F. Johnson, Jr. Papers, 1899-1959, 43 linear feet.
Persons represented include John Taber.

Papers: In the Osborne Family Papers, ca. 1786-1968, 200 linear feet.
Persons represented include John Taber.

  • Gitlin, Douglas. "Chairman John Taber and American Foreign Policy: 1947-1948." Honor's thesis, Cornell University Department of History, 1990.
  • Henderson, Gary S. "Congressman John Taber of Auburn: Politics and Federal Appropriations, 1923-1962." Ph.D. diss., Duke University, 1964.