Samuel M. Taylor

Samuel Mitchell Taylor ( * May 25, 1852 in Fulton, Itawamba County, Mississippi, † September 13, 1921 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1913 and 1921 he represented the sixth electoral district of the state of Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Taylor attended primary school in his home and then studied law. After qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in his new job in 1876 in Tupelo. Taylor was a member of the Democratic Party and was from 1879 to 1880 deputy in the House of Representatives from Mississippi.

1887 Taylor moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where he also worked as a lawyer. Between 1888 and 1892 he was a prosecutor in the Eleventh Judicial District of Arkansas. In 1896, Taylor took part in New York as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Following the resignation of Congressman Joseph Taylor Robinson, who won the election for governor of Arkansas, Taylor was elected to succeed him in the U.S. House of Representatives. This mandate, he took up on 15 January 1913. Since he was confirmed in the following regular congressional elections each in his office, Taylor was able to remain until his death on September 13, 1921 in Congress. His son Chester was elected in the by-election became necessary to succeed him.