Jackie Taylor (politician)

Jacqueline S. Taylor (February 16, 1935 – July 15, 2008)[1] was an American politician who served as a member of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Jackie Taylor
Member of the
Oregon House of Representatives
from the 31st District
In office
Succeeded byBetsy Johnson
Personal details
Jacqueline Self

February 16, 1935
Thomas, Oklahoma
DiedJuly 15, 2008(2008-07-15) (aged 73)
Astoria, Oregon
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materBoise State University

Early life and educationEdit

Taylor was born in 1935 in Thomas, Oklahoma to Richard and Bertha (née Murray) Self.[1] A Native American, she was a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Taylo graduated from Boise State University.[1]

Political careerEdit

Taylor was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 1990,[2] and served until 2000, when she was prevented from running for re-election because of term limits.[3][4]

After stepping down from the Oregon Legislature, she was elected to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Legislature as the representative from District 8, which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Nebraska.[1]

Personal lifeEdit

Taylor married Nelson Taylor in May 1952. After graduating from college, the couple lived in Boise, Idaho and Nampa, Idaho before moving to Astoria, Oregon in 1979. They owned and operated Johnson Drug in Warrenton, Oregon.[1]

Taylor died of cancer on July 15, 2008, in Astoria, Oregon.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e "HowNiKan 29.8 (2008)". Archive.org. Retrieved 15 December 2017 – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ "Our History". Oregonwinpac.com. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Former Oregon state Rep. Jackie Taylor dies at 73". Tdn.com. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  4. ^ WEBB, SANDRA SWAIN and PATRICK. "Jackie Taylor, 'a tremendous advocate,' died Tuesday; Astoria leaders pay tribute to service". The Astorian. Retrieved 2020-04-30.