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Robert Walker Tayler (November 20, 1852 – November 25, 1910) was a United States Representative from Ohio and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

Robert Walker Tayler
Robert Walker Tayler 1899.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
In office
January 10, 1905 – November 25, 1910
Appointed byTheodore Roosevelt
Preceded byFrancis Joseph Wing
Succeeded byWilliam Louis Day
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1903
Preceded byGeorge P. Ikirt
Succeeded byJames Kennedy
Personal details
Robert Walker Tayler

(1852-11-20)November 20, 1852
Youngstown, Ohio
DiedNovember 25, 1910(1910-11-25) (aged 58)
Cleveland, Ohio
Resting placeLisbon Cemetery
Lisbon, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
EducationCase Western Reserve University (A.B.)
read law

Education and careerEdit

Born on November 20, 1852, in Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio,[1] Tayler attended the public schools, received an Artium Baccalaureus degree in 1872 from Western Reserve College (now Case Western Reserve University) and read law in 1877.[1] Prior to practicing law, he taught in the high school in Lisbon, Ohio and served as superintendent of schools from 1873 to 1875.[2] He was editor of the Buckeye State in Lisbon from 1875 to 1876.[2] He entered private practice in East Liverpool, Ohio from 1877 to 1880.[1] He was prosecutor for Columbiana County, Ohio from 1880 to 1885.[1] He resumed private practice in Lisbon, Ohio from 1885 to 1890, and from 1892 to 1895.[1] He was in private practice in New York City, New York from 1890 to 1892.[1]

Congressional serviceEdit

Tayler was elected as a Republican from Ohio's 18th congressional district to the United States House of Representatives of the 54th United States Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from March 4, 1895 to March 3, 1903.[2] He was Chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 1 for the 55th through 57th United States Congresses.[2] He declined to be a candidate in 1902 for renomination.[2] He resumed private practice of law in Youngstown from 1903 to 1905.[1]

Federal judicial serviceEdit

Tayler was nominated by President Theodore Roosevelt on January 6, 1905, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio vacated by Judge Francis Joseph Wing.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on January 10, 1905, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on November 25, 1910, due to his death in Cleveland, Ohio, where he had moved following his appointment to the federal bench.[1] He was interred in Lisbon Cemetery in Lisbon.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Robert Walker Tayler at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Robert Walker Tayler". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.