"(June 8th, 1821 -- January 16, 1894) Nelson Taylor was a soldier, businessmen, public servant, president of a board of trustees, sheriff, lawyer, general, and American politician. Taylor was born in South Norwalk Connecticut and moved to California and then New York City in 1855. Taylor was a captain in the 1st Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry (August 1, 1846) and was honorably mustered out in September 18, 1848 in California. He was also commissioned colonel of the 77th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry (July 23, 1861) and was brigadier general of Volunteers (September 7, 1862 - January 19, 1863) when he resigned from service. Taylor was a member of the California State senate ( 1850 - 1856), was a president of a board of trustees on the State insane asylum (1850-1856), elected sheriff of San Joaquin County (1855) and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in in 1860. He served several times as city attorney in South Norwalk, Connecticut. He was not successful as a Democratic candidate in the 37th congress or for the 40th Congress. He was elected as a Democrat to the 39th Congress (March 4, 1865 - March 3, 1867). [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=T000096]"
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