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Herbert Worthington Taylor (February 19, 1869, Belleville, New Jersey – October 15, 1931, Newark, New Jersey) was an American Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 8th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1921 to 1923 and from 1925 to 1927.

Herbert W. Taylor
Herbert W. Taylor, N.J. LCCN2016845302.tif
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1927
Preceded byFrank Joseph McNulty
Succeeded byPaul J. Moore
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byCornelius Augustine McGlennon
Succeeded byFrank Joseph McNulty
Personal details
Born(1869-02-19)February 19, 1869
Belleville, New Jersey
DiedOctober 15, 1931(1931-10-15) (aged 62)
Newark, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican

Taylor was born in Belleville, New Jersey on February 19, 1869, where he attended the public schools. He graduated from the New York University School of Law in 1891, was admitted to the New York bar the same year and to the New Jersey bar in 1897. He practiced in New York City and Newark. Taylor was a member of the common council of Newark from 1899-1903 and served in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1904 and 1905. He was chairman of the Essex County Republican committee from 1913-1917 and was a delegate to the 1916 Republican National Convention. He was county counsel of Essex County from 1916 to 1921.

Taylor was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress, serving from March 4, 1921 to March 3, 1923, but was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922. After his first term, he resumed the practice of law in Newark. He was elected to the Sixty-ninth Congress, serving in his second term from March 4, 1925 to March 3, 1927, but was again an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926.

After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law in Newark, where he died on October 15, 1931. He was interred in East Ridgelawn Cemetery in the Delawanna section of Clifton, New Jersey.


  • United States Congress. "Herbert W. Taylor (id: T000080)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Cornelius Augustine McGlennon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
Frank Joseph McNulty
Preceded by
Frank Joseph McNulty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1927
Succeeded by
Paul J. Moore