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Edward Robeson Taylor


In office
July 16, 1907 – January 8, 1910
Preceded by Charles Boxton
Succeeded by P. H. McCarthy

Born September 22, 1838(1838-09-22)
Springfield, Illinois
Died July 5, 1923 (aged 84)
San Francisco, California
Political party Democratic
Profession Poet, Lawyer

Edward Robeson Taylor (September 24, 1838 – July 5, 1923) was the 28th Mayor of San Francisco serving from July 16, 1907 to January 7, 1910.

Edward Robeson Taylor was born on September 24, 1838 in Springfield, Illinois, the only son of Henry West Taylor and the former Mary Thaw of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (he was descended on his mother's side from the early colonial merchant, Andrew Robeson, of Philadelphia.) He was a lawyer and a poet in California before he became mayor. Taylor was appointed mayor due to the resignation of Charles Boxton, after his eight-day term. When he was sworn in, he became the oldest mayor of San Francisco to be sworn in at 68 years old and still currently holds the record today. He died in San Francisco on July 5, 1923.

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Preceded by
Charles Boxton
Mayor of San Francisco
1907–1910
Succeeded by
P.H. McCarthy
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