Ezra B. Taylor

Ezra Booth Taylor ( born July 9, 1823 in Nelson Township, Portage County, Ohio; † January 29, 1912 in Warren, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. December 13, 1880 to March 3, 1893, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Taylor was born in Nelson Township. There he attended the school. After finishing school, he studied law and was admitted to the bar. From 1845, he worked as a lawyer. From 1854 to 1861 he worked as a prosecutor in Warren. During the Civil War he fought on the side of the Northern states. Between 1877 and 1880 he worked as a judge in Ohio.

After the election of James A. Garfield for U.S. President Taylor was elected in a Special Election to succeed him in the U.S. House of Representatives. A total of 6 times Taylor was re-elected. From 1889 to 1891 he was Chairman (German President) of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. In 1893 he retired then from out of the House. From then on he worked as a lawyer again. Taylor died in 1912 in his hometown of Warren. He was buried at the Oakwood Cemetery.

Taylor was married to Harriet M. Frazier. Together, both had two children, a daughter and a son.