William T. Zenor

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William Zenor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 3, 1907
Preceded byRobert J. Tracewell
Succeeded byWilliam E. Cox
Personal details
Born(1846-05-30)May 30, 1846
Corydon, Indiana, U.S.
DiedJune 2, 1916(1916-06-02) (aged 70)
New Albany, Indiana, U.S
Political partyDemocratic

William Taylor Zenor (April 30, 1846 – June 2, 1916) was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician who served five terms as a United States representative from Indiana from 1897 to 1907.


He was born near Corydon, Indiana and attended the common schools and the James G. May Seminary. He also studied law in New Albany, Indiana and was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Corydon. He moved to Leavenworth, Crawford County, Indiana in 1871 and continued the practice of law.

Zenor was the prosecuting attorney of Crawford and Harrison Counties from 1879 to 1885. He was the judge of the third judicial circuit from 1885 to 1897.


He was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1907).[1]

Later career and death

He resumed the practice of law in Corydon, Indiana after leaving Congress and moved to New Albany, Indiana in 1910.

He continued the practice of law until his death there on June 2, 1916, aged 70. He was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon, Indiana.


  1. ^ "S. Doc. 58-1 - Fifty-eighth Congress. (Extraordinary session -- beginning November 9, 1903.) Official Congressional Directory for the use of the United States Congress. Compiled under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing by A.J. Halford. Special edition. Corrections made to November 5, 1903". GovInfo.gov. U.S. Government Printing Office. 9 November 1903. p. 28. Retrieved 2 July 2023.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by