The Road to Civil War

Miles Taylor

(July 16, 1805 — September 23, 1873) Miles Taylor, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., July 16, 1805; received a liberal education; moved to Bayou Lafourche, La.; studied medicine, but never practiced; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La.; moved to New Orleans, La., about 1847; held several local offices; appointed by the Governor in 1849 as a member of a committee to revise the Civil Code, the Code of Procedure, and the Statutes of Louisiana; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fourth, Thirty-fifth, and Thirty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1855, to February 5, 1861, when he withdrew; chairman of the Douglas National Executive Committee in 1869; resumed the practice of law in New Orleans, La.; died in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., September 23, 1873; interment on the family plantation, ``Front Scattery,'' near Belle Alliance, Assumption Parish, La. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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