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John W. Taylor

At least two notable Americans have borne this name.
John W. Taylor (1784-1854), was an early nineteenth century American politician from New York. He served in the United States House of Representatives for 20 years, from 1813 to 1833, and served twice as Speaker of the House.


John W. Taylor was the son of John Taylor (1808-1887) (third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).

He was a church leader in his own right, named an apostle of the church in his mid-twenties. He also served as teacher, county clerk, newspaper editor, and missionary, among many other things.

He was a staunch believer in the doctrine of plural marriage[?], and had six wives and thirty-six children. He continued the practice even after the Church renounced it in 1890, and was eventually excommunicated for it.

He died of cancer at his home in Forest Dale, Salt Lake County, Utah October 16, 1916, at 58 years of age.



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