Attorney, legal educator, diplomat, writer. Born– Sept. 12, 1851 in New Bern, N. C. Parents– Richard Nixon and Susan (Stevenson) Taylor. Married– Lenora Le Baron, May 8, 1878. Children– Five. Education– attended Lovejoy’s School for Boys; the University of North Carolina; studied law in Mobile with firm of Anderson and Bond; admitted to bar, 1869; practiced before Alabama Supreme Court (1872) and U.S. Supreme Court (1885). First position was as solicitor for Baldwin Co., Ala.; served several times as president of Alabama Bar Association; taught law at George Washington University in 1892; minister to Spain during the second Cleveland administration, 1893-1897; special U.S. counsel in the Alaskan Boundary claims case, 1903; before Spanish Treaty Claims Commission, 1904. Received several honorary doctorates. Died December 26, 1922.
Baldwin County Genealogical Trails website.
Owen’s Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. IV.
Cicero, a Sketch of His Life and Works. Chicago; A.C. McClurg, 1918.
A Comparative Study of Roman and English Law in the Old World and the New. New Orleans; L. Graham and Son, 1899.
The Constitutional Crisis in Great Britain…. Concord, N.H.; The Rumford Press, 1910.
Due Process of Law and the Equal Protection of the Laws…. Chicago; Callaghan and Co., 1917.
The Freedom of the Press. Washington, D.C.; Judd, 1892.
Jurisdiction and Procedure of the Supreme Court of the United States. Rochester; The Lawyer’s Co-operative Pub. Co., 1905.
Legitimate Functions of Judge-Made Law. Richmond; E. Waddey Co., 1905.
A Memorial in Behalf of the Architect of Our Federal Constitution, Pelatiah Webster of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1908.
The Origin and Growth of the American Constitution. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1911.
The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution. Boston; Houghton Mifflin, 1889.
The Real Authorship of the Constitution of the United States Explained. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1912.
Rule of Treaty Construction. Washington, D.C.; Government Printing Office, 1913.
The Science of Jurisprudence…. New York; Macmillan, 1908.
A Treatise on International Public Law. Chicago; Callaghan and Co., 1901.
A collection of the papers of Hannis Taylor is held by the special collections department of the Bounds Law Library at the University of Alabama.