Zachary Taylor (Tennessee)

Zachary Taylor ( * May 9, 1849 in Brownsville, Tennessee, † February 19, 1921 in Ellendale, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1885 and 1887 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Zachary Taylor was born two months after the inauguration of U.S. President Zachary Taylor. He first visited the J.I. Hall 's School near Covington and thereafter until 1872, the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. After a subsequent law degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon, and his admission to the bar he began to work in his new profession from 1878 in Covington. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1881 and 1883 Taylor was a member of the Senate of Tennessee; 1883 to 1885, he served as postmaster in Covington.

In the congressional elections of 1884 Taylor was in the tenth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of H. Casey Young on March 4, 1885. Since he has not been confirmed in 1886, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1887. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives, he moved to Memphis, where he worked in the life insurance industry. In 1896 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated on the William McKinley as a presidential candidate.

Meanwhile, Taylor moved to San Antonio in Texas. He died on February 19, 1921 in Ellendale and was buried in the name of its patron saint Zachary Taylor National Cemetery in Louisville (Kentucky). There, the former president and several of his relatives are buried; a relationship between the two politicians of the same name was not revealed.