Zachary Taylor (Tennessee)

Zachary Taylor (Tennessee)

Zachary Taylor (May 9, 1849 - February 19, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee.

Born near Brownsville, Tennessee, Taylor attended J.I. Hall's School near Covington, Tennessee, and was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington as senior captain July 4, 1872, and from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in January 1874.He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Covington, Tennessee, in 1878.He served in the State senate from 1881 to 1883. Postmaster of Covington, Tennessee, from July 1, 1883, to January 1, 1885, when he resigned.

Taylor was elected as a Republican to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress.He moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and engaged in the general life insurance business.He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896.He moved to San Antonio, Texas.He died in Ellendale, Tennessee, February 19, 1921.He was interred in Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Springfield, Kentucky.


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