Edward Wright Taylor was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota,
June 4, 1863. After attendance in the public schools in St.
Cloud, his parents sent him to a Catholic seminary, where he remained
during the years of 1877 and 1878.
In the latter part of the 1878 he went
to Germany, entering the gymnasium at Stuttgart, where he stayed until
1881. He then studied at Leipsic, Goettingen, and Berlin, taking
the degree of J.U.D. at Leipsic in 1894. He then spent a year at
the University of Paris, and returned to this country in 1885.
He was admitted to the bar in St. Cloud in
1885, but did not remain there for any length of time, coming to
Kansas City in 1886. He was first in the office of Warner, Dean,
Gibson & McLeod, but later formed a partnership with I.
P. Ryland. He is now, however, practicing alone.
An active Democrat, he has ever taken an
interest in political affairs, and despite his youth has been
prominently mentioned in connection with the high office of Circuit