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Born near Fulton, Mississippi, Taylor attended the public schools. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in Tupelo, Mississippi, and commenced practice in 1876. He served as member of the State house of representatives in 1879 and 1880. He moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in 1887, where he continued the practice of law. He served as prosecuting attorney of the eleventh judicial district of Arkansas 1888-1892. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896.
Taylor was subsequently elected to the Sixty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Joseph T. Robinson. He was reelected to the Sixty-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 15, 1913, until his death in Washington, D.C., September 13, 1921. He was interred in Bellewood Cemetery, Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
- United States Congress. "Samuel M. Taylor (id: T000100)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Samuel M. Taylor, Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and Senate frontispiece 1922
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|U.S. House of Representatives|
Joseph T. Robinson
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 6th congressional district
January 15, 1913 – September 13, 1921
Chester W. Taylor