Herbert W. Taylor

Herbert Worthington Taylor ( born February 19, 1869 in Belleville, New Jersey; † 15 October 1931 in Newark, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1927 he represented twice the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Herbert Taylor attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree from the City University of New York and his 1891 was admitted to the bar he began to work in New York City in this profession. Since 1897 he has also practiced in Newark. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1899 and 1903 he sat in the City Council of Newark; in the years 1904 and 1905 he was a deputy in the New Jersey General Assembly. From 1913 to 1917 Taylor served as party leader of the Republicans in Essex County. In June 1916 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in part in Chicago, was nominated for the Charles Evans Hughes as a presidential candidate. From 1916 to 1921 he worked as County Counsel for the County Council in Essex County.

In the congressional elections of 1920, Taylor was in the eighth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Cornelius Augustine McGlennon on March 4, 1921. Since he was not nominated by his party for re-election in 1922, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1923. He then worked again as a lawyer. In 1924 he was again elected to Congress, where he replaced on March 4, 1925 Frank Joseph McNulty, who had two years previously succeeded him. In 1926, Taylor was not re-elected. Therefore, he had to resign from the Congress on March 3 in 1927.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Herbert Taylor operated again as a lawyer in Newark, where he died on 15 October 1931.