Individual Author Record
Name: Edward Robeson TaylorPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Poetry Born: September 22, 1838 in Springfield, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionTaylor was born in Springfield, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationEdward 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.''
''In the Court of the Ages: Poems in Commemoration of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition'', A. M. Robertson, 1898''Moods And Other Verses'', D. P. Elder & Morgan Shepard, 1899