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General Information

Name:  Edward Robeson Taylor  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: September 22, 1838 in Springfield, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

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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