John Taber as an American congressman. He was born in Auburn, New York, USA on May 5, 1880. He attended the public schools and graduated from Yale University in 1902 and from New York Law School 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 York 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. He is interred there in Fort Hill Cemetery.