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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward Robeson Taylor  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: September 22, 1838 in Springfield, Illinois

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Taylor was born in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edward Robeson Taylor was a lawyer and a poet in California. After the resignation of San Francisco mayor, Charles Boxton, in 1907 Taylor was appointed mayor. At 68 years old, he was the oldest mayor sworn into office in San Francisco. He served in that capacity until 1910. He died in San Francisco on July 5, 1923 and his remains are housed at the San Francisco Columbarium. The political economist Henry George credits Taylor for influencing his work on Progress and Poverty.


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Titles At Your Library

In the Court of the Ages: Poems in Commemoration of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.
ISBN: B002TO5T92

A. M. Robertson. 1915

Moods, and other verses
ISBN: B003TO5POK

Library of Congress. 1899

This reproduction was printed from a digital file created at the Library of Congress as part of an extensive scanning effort started with a generous donation from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The Library is pleased to offer much of its public domain holdings free of charge online and at a modest price in this printed format. Seeing these older volumes from our collections rediscovered by new generations of readers renews our own passion for books and scholarship.


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