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JAMES W. TAYLOR, Goshen. Mr. Taylor was born in Hamptonburgh in February, 1828; graduated at the College of New Jersey (Princeton) in 1848; studied law in the office of Wilkin & Gott, and was admitted to practice in 1851. In 1854 he served under Nathan Westcott as deputy county clerk, and in 1856 removed to Newburgh, where he succeeded Daniel B. Boice, deceased, in the partnership with William C. Hasbrouck. At the general election in 1856 he was elected special county judge, and was subsequently twice appointed to fill vacancies in that office. In 1864 he was appointed attorney for the city of Newburgh, and in the fall of that year was one of the Presidential electors of the Republican party. His record so far in life has been that of an excellent lawyer and a useful and respected citizen. He married, in 1850, Caroline, daughter of John Wilson, of Goshen.