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John Taber (May 5, 1880, Auburn, New Yorkmarker – November 22, 1965, Auburn, New York) was an member of the United States House of Representatives from New Yorkmarker.

He attended the public schools and graduated from Yale Universitymarker in 1902 and from New York Law Schoolmarker in 1904. He was admitted to the bar November 15, 1904, and commenced practice in Auburn, New York.

Taber was supervisor of Cayuga County, New Yorkmarker in 1905 and 1906, special judge of the county court from 1910 to 1918, a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1920, 1924, and 1936, chairman of the Cayuga County Republican committee from 1920 to 1925, and president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce in 1922.

He represented New York in the House of Representatives as a Republican from the 68th to the 87th Congresses (March 4, 1923 – January 3, 1963), where he was the chairman of the Committee on Appropriations during the 80th and 83rd Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination to the 88th Congress in 1962.

Taber died November 22, 1965 in Auburn, New York, aged 85. He is interred there in Fort Hill Cemetery.



Congressman John Taber of Auburn: Politics and Federal Appropriations, 1923–1962, Cary S. Henderson, Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, 1964.

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