James Willis Taylor
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Tennessee's 2nd district
March 4, 1919 - November 14, 1939
|Richard W. Austin|
|John Jennings, Jr.|
|Born||August 28, 1880|
Union County, Tennessee
|Died||November 14, 1939 (aged 59)|
La Follette, Tennessee
|Alma mater||American Temperance University, Harriman, Tennessee Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee|
Born near Lead Mine Bend in Union County, Tennessee, Taylor was the son of James W. and Sarah Elizabeth (Rogers) Taylor. He attended the public schools, Holbrook Normal College, Fountain City, Tennessee, and the American Temperance University, Harriman, Tennessee.
Having moved to La Follette, Tennessee, Taylor commenced the practice of law. He served as postmaster at La Follette from 1904 to 1909. He was also mayor from 1910 to 1913, and in 1918 and 1919. He was Insurance commissioner for the State of Tennessee in 1913 and 1914 and chairman of the Republican State executive committee in 1917 and 1918.
Taylor was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and to the ten succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1919, until his death. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Department of State (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses). He served as member of the Republican National Executive Committee 1929-1939.
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Richard W. Austin
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 2nd congressional district
John Jennings, Jr.
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