John P. Taylor
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John P. Taylor

John Park Taylor served as District Attorney of Rensselaer County, New York from 1914-1920,[1] and was posthumously honored with the dedication of the John P. Taylor Federal Housing Project, Troy, New York in 1954.[2]

After his service as District Attorney, Taylor was in the private practice of Taylor & Taylor in Troy, New York with his sons, U.S. Representative Dean P. Taylor, who later served in the U.S. Congress from 1943-1961,[3] and Judge Donald S. Taylor, who was later elected to the New York State Supreme Court in 1948, and appointed to the Appellate Division by Gov. Nelson Rockefeller on March 1, 1961.[4]

John Park Taylor died in 1948, and is interred with his sons in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.


  1. ^ Courts and Lawyers-of-New York, A History, by Alden Chester, Justice of the Supreme Court of New York,1925, fn. 3.
  2. ^ Troy, N.Y. Housing Authority. Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ United States Congress. "TAYLOR, Dean Park (id: T000070)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  4. ^ The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, Third Judicial Department, 100 years of Service 1896-1996, The Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York, 1996, p. 17.

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