Chester W. Taylor

Chester William Taylor ( * July 16, 1883 in Verona, Lee County, Mississippi, † July 17, 1931 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1923 he represented the sixth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Chester Taylor was the son of Congressman Samuel M. Taylor. In 1887 he moved with his parents from Mississippi to Pine Bluff, Arkansas. There he attended the public schools. Later he studied at Georgetown University in Washington law. Like his father, Chester Taylor also a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1908 and 1910 he served as deputy head of the Court of Arkansas. In 1911 he was a representative of the executive officers ( Deputy Secretary of State ) in Arkansas, then to 1912, Deputy Minister of Finance ( Treasurer ) of the state. Since 1913 to 1921 he worked as secretary to his father, who was at this time for the sixth district of Arkansas in the U.S. Congress.

After the death of his father, Chester Taylor was elected in the by-election due to his successor in Congress. This mandate he held between 25 October 1921 and 3 March 1923. In the regular congressional elections of 1922, he opted not to run again. The seat then went to Lewis E. Sawyer. After the end of his time in Congress, Taylor worked in Pine Bluff in the insurance industry. Later he worked in the Ministry of Environment of the State of Arkansas in Little Rock. He died on July 17, 1931, one day after his 48th birthday, in Pine Bluff and was also buried there.