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Amos Taylor
Born22 February 1877 Edit this on Wikidata (age 144)
Danbury Edit this on Wikidata
OccupationLawyer Edit this on Wikidata

Amos Leavitt Taylor (born 1877) was a lawyer and a politician who was very active in the Massachusetts Republican Party.[1]

Personal life

Taylor was born in Danbury, New Hampshire, on February 22, 1877, to father Frank Leavitt Taylor and mother Nellie Jane (Martin) Taylor.

Amos Leavitt Taylor attended college at Brown, graduating in 1901 with a Bachelor of Arts degree,[2] then moved to Boston and worked at Adams & Blinn, Counsellors at Law for the next 60 years.[3] He married Myra Lillian Fairbank on June 16, 1906. Their son, Amos Leavitt Taylor, Jr., also went to Brown, graduating in 1935, then attended Harvard Law School.[4] After 30 years of marriage, Myra Taylor died in 1944. Amos remarried, to Caroline W. Dudley.[1]

Notable legal cases

In the winter of 1912, Taylor and Robert Goodwin represented Marjorie Newell Robb against Oceanic Steam Navigation Company for the sum of $110,400.00, together with costs from the April 15, 1912, sinking of the Titanic. The loss of the life of her husband for the sum of $110,000.00, and the loss of the luggage and personal effect in the sum of $400.00.[5]

Political life

Also known as Amos L. Taylor, of Belmont, Massachusetts, he was a strong Republican. Lawyer;

In 1924, he was a delegate (alternate) to the Republican National Convention from Massachusetts.

For twenty-five years, from 1924 to 1949, he was a member of Massachusetts Republican State Committee.

In 1932 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Massachusetts.

He was a member of the American Bar Association, as well as Gamma Eta Gamma and the Freemasons. Taylor was one of the founders of Phi Gamma Delta at Brown University[6] and an officer and life member of The Bostonian Society.[7] He was a Unitarian.

Later years

In his honor, the Amos L. Taylor Award for Excellence in Scholarship was established at the New England School of Law for special part-time student which are awarded at the end of the J.D. program.[8]

Burial location unknown.


  1. ^ a b Lawrence Kestenbaum. "Index to Politicians: Taylor, A to B". The Political Graveyard. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-22.
  2. ^ The catalogue of Brown University By Brown University
  3. ^ "Adams and Blinn Counsellors At Law, P.C." Retrieved 2011-04-22.
  4. ^ "Full text of "Brown alumni monthly"". Retrieved 2011-04-22.
  5. ^ "TIP | Limitation of Liability Hearings | Claim of Mary E. Newell (Arthur Newell)". Retrieved 2011-04-22.
  6. ^ "Encyclopedia Brunoniana | Fraternities". Retrieved 2011-04-22.
  7. ^ "Full text of "Proceedings of the Bostonian Society, annual meeting"". Retrieved 2011-04-22.
  8. ^ "Special Part Time – New England Law | Boston". Retrieved 2011-04-22.