He studied law at Mountain. Alison University and the University of Michigan, in 1891.
He partnered with John R. Boyle to form the firm of Taylor & Boyle, which later became Boyle, Parlee, Freeman, Abbott & Mustard. He served as a district judge for the city of Edmonton, ran unsuccessfully for alderman and mayor in several Edmonton municipal elections, and served multiple terms on the Edmonton Public School Board. He died in Victoria, British Columbia in 1931 of pneumonia.