John Taffe
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John Taffe
John Taffe
John Taffe (Nebraska Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's at-large district

March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1873
Turner M. Marquett
Lorenzo Crounse
Personal details
Born(1827-01-30)January 30, 1827
Indianapolis, Indiana
DiedMarch 14, 1884(1884-03-14) (aged 57)
North Platte, Nebraska
Resting placeProspect Hill Cemetery, North Omaha, Nebraska
Political partyRepublican
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

John Taffe (January 30, 1827 - March 14, 1884) was a Nebraska Republican politician.


He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on January 30, 1827. He passed the bar and moved to the Nebraska Territory in 1856, becoming a member of the Nebraska Territorial House of Representatives from 1858 to 1859 and as the president of the Nebraska Territorial council in 1860 and 1861. During the American Civil War, he enlisted and served as major in the Second Regiment of the Nebraska Volunteer Cavalry. Originally named Captain of Company "I", he was promoted to Major Jan 24, 1863, joining the Field Officers of the entire regiment.

He returned to Omaha, Nebraska, where he was elected to the Fortieth United States Congress from Nebraska. He was re-elected two times serving from March 4, 1867 to March 3, 1873. During the Forty-second United States Congress, he was the chairman on the Committee on Territories.

He resumed his practice of law, becoming receiver of the public land office in North Platte, Nebraska, where he died March 14, 1884. He is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in North Omaha.


  • "Taffe, John". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2006.
  • "Taffe, John". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 2006.
  • This article incorporates facts obtained from: Lawrence Kestenbaum, The Political Graveyard
  • Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by

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