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Edward Robeson Taylor

Born: September 22, 1838 in Springfield, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Taylor was born in Springfield, Illinois.

Biography: 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.''


Primary Literary Genre(s): Poetry

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Edward Robeson Taylor on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  Moods, and other verses.
ISBN: 1175620998 OCLC: 945190400

Nabu Press, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.