HON SAMUEL B TAYLOR, attorney at law at Toronto, O., formerly mayor of the city and from 1892 until 1896, a member of the Ohio state legislature, is one of Jefferson County's most prominent citizens. He was born in Ross Township, Jefferson County, ohio, May 17, 1856, and is a son of John and jane (Henderson) Taylor. Samuel B Taylor, was reared on his father's farm and obtained his education at Hopedale and Richmond, for some years afterward engaging in school teaching. He taught for two years in Nebraska and for several years in the Toronto high school and during this time also served as mayor of the town. He then began the study of law and pursued it under the direction of E E Erskine, at Steubenville. He was admitted to the bar while serving as a member of the legislature, October 4, 1894. In 1883 Mr. Taylor was elected mayor of Toronto and gave the city so excellent an administration that he was re-elected and served until 1887. A further test of hisgeneral popularity was shown by his election to the state legislature, overcoming the claims of a number of other worthy candidates, in 1892, and his service continued until 1896. He proved loyal to his constituents and while in office advocated every public measure looking toward movements which would be beneficial to jefferson County. Mr. Taylor came to Toronto in 1881.
Mr. Taylor married Miss Mary B. Cooper, a daughter of Wellington Cooper, of Brown's Island, W.Wva., and they have one child, Ella May. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.