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Taylor Webster (October 1, 1800 – April 27, 1876) was a United States Representative from Ohio's 2nd congressional district.

Taylor Webster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1839
Preceded byThomas Corwin
Succeeded byJohn B. Weller
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Butler County district
In office
December 5, 1831 – December 2, 1832
Serving with Jesse Corwin
Preceded byJohn Crane
B. Vangorden
Succeeded byElijah Vance
James Comstock
Personal details
Born(1800-10-01)October 1, 1800
Pennsylvania
DiedApril 27, 1876(1876-04-27) (aged 75)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Resting placeLafayette Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
Political partyJacksonian
Democratic
Alma materMiami University

BiographyEdit

Born in Pennsylvania, Webster moved with his parents to Ohio in 1806, where he received a limited schooling. He briefly attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He was editor and publisher of The Western Telegraph in Hamilton, Ohio, from 1828 to 1836. He served as clerk of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1829 and as a member of that body from 1831 to 1832.

Webster was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1839). From 1842 to 1846, he was clerk of court of Butler County, Ohio. Thereafter he resumed his business pursuits.

In 1863, he relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, to work in a clerical position and died there fourteen years later. He is interred at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Taylor Webster (id: W000241)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Taylor Webster at Find a Grave

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas Corwin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 2nd congressional district

1833-1839
Succeeded by
John B. Weller