Gene Taylor (Missouri politician)

Gene Taylor (* February 10, 1928 in Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri, † October 27, 1998 in Springfield, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1973 and 1989 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Gene Taylor attended the public schools of his home and then studied 1945-1947 at Southwest Missouri State College in Springfield. In the years 1948 and 1949 he served in the National Guard of Missouri. Between 1958 and 1973 he was a car dealer. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Republican Party. Between 1954 and 1960 he served as mayor of Sarcoxie. From 1966 to 1972 Taylor was a member of the Republican National Committee. During the same period he was a delegate to the regional Republican party days in Missouri. He also participated in the years 1960 and 1968 as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in part, on each of which Richard Nixon was nominated as a presidential candidate.

In the congressional elections of 1972, Taylor was the seventh constituency of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Durward Gorham Hall on January 3, 1973. After seven elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1989 eight legislatures. During this time, ended the Vietnam War. 1974 overshadowed the Watergate scandal and the work of the Congress.

In 1988, Gene Taylor opted not to run again. Then he retired from politics. He died on 27 October 1998 in Springfield.