Robert Taylor (congressman)

Robert Taylor ( born April 29, 1763 in Orange, Orange County, Virginia; † July 3, 1845 in Orange County ) was an American politician. Between 1825 and 1827 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Taylor attended the public schools of his home. After a subsequent law degree in 1783 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Orange in this profession. In his homeland, he also held several local offices. He also managed a large plantation. Between 1804 and 1815 he was a member, and at times President of the Senate of Virginia. In the 1820s he joined the movement to President John Quincy Adams.

In the congressional elections of 1824 Taylor was in the eleventh electoral district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Philip Pendleton Barbour on March 4, 1825. Since he resigned in 1826 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1827. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Taylor revitalized his plantation Meadow Farm in Orange County, where he died on July 3, 1845.