Miles Taylor

Miles Taylor ( * July 16, 1805 in Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York, † September 23, 1873 ) was an American politician. Between 1855 and 1861 he represented the state of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After primary school, Miles Taylor moved to Bayou Lafourche in Louisiana. There he first studied medicine. But he has not practiced as a doctor later. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new profession in Donaldsonville in Ascension Parish. Around the year 1847 he moved to New Orleans, where he held several local offices. In 1849 he was a member of a commission to revise the laws of the state of Louisiana.

Taylor was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1854 he was in the second electoral district of Louisiana in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Theodore Gaillard Hunt on March 4, 1855. After two re- elections he could remain until February 5, 1861 in Congress. On this day, his mandate was extinguished from the Union due to the emergence of the State of Louisiana. His entire time in the House of Representatives was determined by the discussions and events leading up to the Civil War.

After his time in Congress, Miles Taylor returned to Louisiana. There he worked as a lawyer. He also managed a plantation. He died on 23 September 1873 in his birthplace of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York and was buried on his plantation "Front Scattery " in Louisiana. Miles Taylor was married since 1838 with Eliza Anne Bruden ( 1821-1850 ). The couple had four children.