Taylor, Orla Benedict, 1865-1945

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Born in Fowlerville, Mich. on Sept. 29, 1865, Orla B. Taylor graduated from the University of Michigan, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1886 and an L.L.B. in 1887. He worked in partnership with Edwin F. Conely in Detroit from 1888-1902, and was later associated with Charles F. Delbridge, Fred A. Behr and others. Mr. Taylor retired from active practice in 1919 and traveled to Europe and Africa.

From the description of Orla Benedict Taylor papers, 1886-1945. (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 299157047

Detroit lawyer and graduate of the University of Michigan, 1886 and 1887.

From the description of Napoleon autograph collection, 1792-1843. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34491689

Detroit, Michigan lawyer and banker, and alumnus of University of Michigan.

From the description of Orla Benedict Taylor papers, 1831-1943. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419166

Orla Benedict Taylor was born in Fowlerville, Michigan on September 29, 1865. A graduate of the University of Michigan (B.A. 1886; LL.D., 1887), Taylor served as editor of The Oracle and The Chronicle while an undergraduate. He was also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Chi fraternities.

Taylor entered practice in Detroit shortly after graduation, and very soon established himself as legal advisor for various property and business interests in the State. Among the notable cases in which he took part were the Ann Arbor Railroad Company vs. the Michigan Central Railroad Commission, and the Michigan Central Railroad Company vs. the Michigan Railroad Commission.

Mr. Taylor devoted his leisure time, especially after his retirement, to travel and study, historical research and writing, and the accumulation of historical and literary materials. Ever a loyal alumnus of the U-M, Taylor made many generous gifts to the University Library, including many valuable law books and a complete set of autographed letters and documents of Emperor Napoleon I and his marshals, as well as autographs of several of the Emperor's generals and cabinet members. He died December 1, 1945.

From the guide to the Orla Benedict Taylor papers, 1831-1943, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)

Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Ade, George, 1866-1944. person
associatedWith Arago, F. (François), 1786-1853. person
associatedWith Barbé-Marbois, François, marquis de, 1745-1837. person
associatedWith Barrett, Lawrence, 1838-1891. person
associatedWith Bates, Henry Moore, 1869-1949. person
associatedWith Beauharnais, Eugène de, 1781-1824. person
associatedWith Belasco, David, 1853-1931. person
associatedWith Bellune, Claude-Victor Perrin, duc de, 1764-1841. person
associatedWith Benedict family. family
associatedWith Benedict family. family
associatedWith Berthier, Louis-Alexandre, 1753-1815. person
associatedWith Bertrand, Henri-Gratien, comte, 1773-1844. person
associatedWith Binder von Kriegelstein, Friedrich, Freiherr, 1775-1836. person
associatedWith Bishop, William Warner, 1871-1955. person
associatedWith Booth, Edwin, 1833-1893. person
associatedWith Brownell, George Hiram. person
associatedWith Brune, Guillaume-Marie-Anne, 1763-1815. person
associatedWith Burgues de Missiessy, Edouard Jacques, comte, 1754-1832. person
associatedWith Burton, Clarence Monroe, 1853-1932. person
associatedWith Cambacérès, Jean Jacques Régis de, 1753-1824. person
associatedWith Castiglione, Pierre François Charles Augereau, duc de, 1757-1816. person
associatedWith Caulaincourt, Armand-Augustin-Louis de, duc de Vicence, 1773-1827. person
associatedWith Chaptal, Jean-Antoine-Claude, comte de Chanteloup, 1756-1832. person
associatedWith Church family. family
associatedWith Church family. family
associatedWith Clarke, Henri Jacques Guillaume, duc de Feltre, 1765-1818. person
associatedWith Couzens, James, 1872-1936. person
associatedWith Daru, Pierre-Antoine-Noël-Bruno, comte, 1767-1829. person
associatedWith Davout, Louis Nicolas, duc d'Auerstædt et prince d'Eckmühl, 1770-1823. person
associatedWith Decrès, Denis, duc, 1761-1820. person
associatedWith Desaix de Veygoux, Louis Charles Antoine, 1768-1800. person
associatedWith Detroit Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Duroc, Géraud Christophe Michel, duc de Frioul, 1772-1813. person
associatedWith Essling, Victorine d'. person
associatedWith Fawcett, Owen, 1838-1904. person
associatedWith Fesch, Joseph, 1763-1839. person
associatedWith Fontaine, Pierre François Léonard, 1762-1853. person
associatedWith Fouché, Joseph, duc d'Otrante, 1759-1820. person
associatedWith Frederick William III, King of Prussia, 1770-1840. person
associatedWith Gaëte, Martin-Michel-Charles Gaudin, duc de, 1756-1841. person
associatedWith Glass, Carter, 1858-1946. person
associatedWith Goodale, George Pomeroy, 1843-1919. person
associatedWith Goodale, Katherine Molony. person
associatedWith Gouvion Saint-Cyr, Laurent, marquis de, 1764-1830. person
associatedWith Grouchy, Emmanuel, marquis de, 1766-1847. person
associatedWith Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908. person
associatedWith Istrie, Jean Baptiste Bessières, duc d', 1768-1813. person
associatedWith Jannot de Moncey, Bon Adrien, duc de Conegliano, 1754-1842. person
associatedWith Joachim Murat, King of Naples, 1767-1815. person
associatedWith Joseph Bonaparte, King of Spain, 1768-1844. person
associatedWith Jourdan, Jean Baptiste, comte, 1762-1833. person
associatedWith Jullien, Marc-Antoine, 1775-1848. person
associatedWith Junot, Jean Andoche, duc d'Abrantès, 1771-1813. person
associatedWith Mahan family family
associatedWith Mahon family. family
associatedWith Mark Twain Association of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Maybury, W.C. person
associatedWith McHenry, Nellie. person
associatedWith McLeod, Clarence John, 1895-1959. person
associatedWith Michigan Central Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Michigan Railroad Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Pingree, Hazen S., 1840-1901. person
associatedWith Strohm, Adam Julius, 1870-1951. person
associatedWith University of Michigan corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Alumni Association. corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. Class of 1886. corporateBody
associatedWith Webster, John. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Detroit (Mich.)
Fort Detroit (Detroit, Mich.)
Detroit (Mich.)
United States
Michigan--Wayne County
Banks and banking
Banks and banking
Oracle (Ann Arbor, Mich.)


Birth 1865

Death 1945


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