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George R. Taylor

George R. Taylor
1819–1880
Businessman

George Taylor was a prominent St. Louis businessman before the Civil War. He served as the president of the Pacific Railroad beginning in 1860. His wife was a granddaughter of Auguste Chouteau, the co-founder of St. Louis. The magnificent red granite tomb is the work of George I. Barnett, the country’s first licensed architect who designed more than 2,500 buildings in St. Louis.