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John Michael Taylor (1861–1933)


Mr. John Michael Taylor, a member of the firm of Taylor and Kearney, solicitors, and formerly a member of the Public Service Board, died yesterday, aged 72 years. Mr. Taylor was born at Woonona, South Coast, and eventually entered the teaching service. Later he addressed himself to University subjects and gained the Master of Arts degree in 1891, and the LL.B. degree in 1893. Still later he qualified for appointment as police magistrate, and was admitted to the Bar, but remained attached to the teaching service for many years until he was appointed as a members of the Public Service Board. At the expiration of his term of office in 1919 he was removed, at his own request, from the roll of barristers and placed on the roll of solicitors of the Supreme Court. Subsequently he entered into partnership with Mr. C. B. Kearney, and since then had continued to practise his profession. Last year he was appointed to the directorate of City Mutual Life Assurance Society, Ltd. He was a Fellow of the Council of St. John's College, within the University, and wrote an authoritative work on the geography of New South Wales, as well an numerous articles on arithmetic. Mr. Taylor is survived by Mrs. Taylor, who is a sister of Mr. George Crowley, and by four sons and three daughters. The sons are Dr. R. J. Taylor (Randwick), Dr. G. C. Taylor (Brisbane), Mr. J. G. Taylor (secretary, City Mutual Life Assurance Society, Ltd.), and Mr. Harold Taylor, who is also associated with that company. The daughters are Mrs. J. V. Duhig (Brisbane), Mrs. C. B. Kearney, and Mrs. C. H. Murphy. The Interment will take place privately today.

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