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George Taylor (Canadian politician)

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George Taylor (March 31, 1840 – March 26, 1919) was a Canadian politician.

The Hon.

George Taylor
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Leeds South
In office
Preceded byDavid Ford Jones
Succeeded byDistrict was abolished in 1903
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Leeds
In office
Preceded byDistrict was created in 1903
Succeeded byWilliam Thomas White
Senator for Leeds, Ontario
In office
Appointed byRobert Borden
Chief Government Whip
In office
Preceded byPaul-Étienne Grandbois
Succeeded byJames Sutherland
Personal details
Born(1840-03-31)March 31, 1840
Lansdowne, Upper Canada
DiedMarch 26, 1919(1919-03-26) (aged 78)
Political partyConservative

Born in Lansdowne, Leeds County, Ontario, he was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Leeds South in the 1882 federal election. A Conservative, he would be re-elected 7 more times until being summoned to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Leeds, Ontario in 1911. He would sit in the Senate until his death in 1919 after having served in parliament for 37 years.

From 1891 to 1896, he was the Chief Government Whip and from 1901 to 1907 the Chief Opposition Whip.