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John Taber

Born 1880, died 1965

From the congressional biography:

TABER, John, a Representative from New York; born in Auburn, Cayuga County, N.Y., May 5, 1880; attended the public schools; was graduated from Yale University in 1902 and from New York Law School in 1904; was admitted to the bar November 15, 1904, and commenced practice in Auburn, N.Y.; supervisor of Cayuga County in 1905 and 1906; special judge of the county court 1910-1918; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1920, 1924, and 1936; chairman of the Cayuga County Republican committee 1920-1925; president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce in 1922; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth and to the nineteen succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-January 3, 1963); chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses).

John Taber and his wife Gertrude (1894-1964) lived at 156 South Street for many years, and the house still stands. John's parents, Franklin and Emily, built the house at 78 South Street in 1880, also still standing.

The Taber lot is located in the Hillcrest section.

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