Edward Robeson Taylor
Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans 1904, Volume X, Page
*Contributed by Debroah Hollowbush.
Taylor, Edward Robeson, lawyer, was born in Springfield, Illinois, September 24, 1838; only son of Henry West and Mary (Thaw) Taylor. He attended Kemper school, Boonville, Missouri; was employed in the printing office of the Boonville Observer until 1862; went to California in 1862; was graduated from Toland Medical college (now the medical department of the University of California) in 1865; subsequently studied law, and served as private secretary to Governor Henry H. Haight, 1867-1871. He was married, April 20, 1870, to Agnes, daughter of Josiah and Elvina (Griffin) Stanford. He was admitted to the bar in January, 1872, and practiced in San Francisco, 1872-1899. He was made vice-president of Cooper Medical college in 1882; was a member of the board of freeholders of San Francisco, 1886-1887, and again in 1898, when he assisted in framing the existing charter of San Francisco; and in 1899 retired from active practice to become dean of Hastings College of the Law (Law Department of the State university). He was elected a trustee of the San Francisco Public library and also of the Law library; an honorary member of the California State Medical society; was president of the San Francisco Bar association for four years and connected with other organizations. He translated the Sonnets of Jose-Maria de Heredia (1st ed. 1897, 2nd ed. 1898, 3rd ed. 1902); and is the author of: Moods and Other Verses (1899); Into the Light (1901); Visions and Other Verse (1903); and of medical and legal papers.
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