1846-?

1846, Lexington, Virginia (some sources say Staunton, his mother’s home town.)

Unknown; living in Chicago, Illinois, as of 1913.

Son of George Washington Taylor and Mary Jane Lynn, Howard graduated from Burlington College, Iowa (1868), and the Cincinnati Law School in 1881 (where he took first prize for the best essay on constitutional law). Taylor moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1883, to practice law. He served as City Prosecuting Attorney (1897-1907), and was city Election Commissioner as of 1913.

A widely known poet, Taylor’s works include:

  1. Bonds of the Ages Are Breaking, The
  2. Call the Little Children
  3. Clear the Track
  4. Come and Listen, My Boys
  5. For God and Home and Native Land
  6. Hark, the Thrill Approaching Nigh
  7. Home That Used to Be, The
  8. I Asked of My Conscience to Give
  9. In the Rain of the Days That Are Drifting
  10. Sampson Bound
  11. See the Sinner at the Temple
  12. Stand by the Blue
  13. Thou Camest, Lord, in Kingly State
  14. We Praise Thee, O God
  15. With the Help of Christ