TENNESSEE: Victory For Little Bob

In all of Tennessee, the best known, most respected jurist is a short (5 ft. 5½ in.), balding judge named Robert Love Taylor. A lifelong Democrat in Republican East Tennessee. Little Bob Taylor comes from a long line of big men: his great-grandfather Nathaniel G. Taylor fought the British at New Orleans with Andrew Jackson; his Republican father Alfred was governor of Tennessee (1921-23); his namesake uncle, a Democrat, was a U.S. Senator (1907-12) as well as governor (1887-91; 1897-99)—in fact, the Taylor brothers ran against each other in 1886 for governor....

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