MOSES TAYLOR (1806-1882). Taylor was one of New York's most prominent bankers who supported the coal and iron industries, as well as railroads and telegraphs. During the Panic of 1837, he bought stock at a low price and continued to make money through banking, where he was noted for his large cash reserves. A shaky, though ultimately successful business in the import business led Taylor to become involved with Cyrus Field in his Atlantic Cable venture. Taylor served as the company's treasurer throughout its period of failure and near-collapse, until the company finally proved successful.