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Alameda County




Edward K. Taylor, the City Attorney of Alameda, is a native of New York, and was born in Elmira, August 2, 1860.  His parents are natives of Virginia; they emigrated to the Pacific coast in 1849.  The father is the well-known bishop Taylor, an honored member of the California Pioneer society, and one of the most eminent divines in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the present bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Africa.  His home is in Alameda, where his estimable wife, who has labored zealously with her husband, now resides.  Mrs. Taylor is a member of the Kimberlin family, one of the first families of Virginia.  There were four sons in the family, three of whom are engaged in business in San Francisco, and one in Chicago.

     Edward K. Taylor, the subject of this brief sketch, received the greater part of his education in the State of California.  He was graduated in the class of 1881, from the University of the Pacific, taking a Master's degree in 1884.  He then took a course of law reading, and graduated at Hastings College of Law in 1886; was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court on his birth-day, August 2, 1885.

     After his graduation from the law school, Mr. Taylor went to Europe, and made an extended tour of that country.  Upon his return to this country, he engaged in the practice of his profession, and since that time has devoted his whole interests to it.  Through his ability and devotion to the interests of his patrons, he has secured a large clientage and corporation business.  Although his office is in San Francisco, he resides in Alameda, where he is also attorney for the Commercial Bank, the Loan Association and Savings Bank.  For the past four years he has held the office of City Attorney of Alameda.


Transcribed 4-25-05  Marilyn R. Pankey.

Source: "The Bay of San Francisco," Vol. 2, pages 63-64, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.

2005 Marilyn R. Pankey.