Taft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953

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Birth 1889-09-08
Death 1953-07-31
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U.S. senator from Ohio.

From the description of Papers, 1949. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39632581

U.S. senator from Ohio, Republican Party leader, and lawyer.

From the description of Robert A. Taft papers, 1885-1980 (bulk 1938-1953). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78464941

Biographical Note

  • 1917, Feb. 26: Born, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1939: B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Married Blanca Noel (died 1968)
  • 1942: LL.B., Harvard Law School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1942 - 1946 : Commissioned ensign, United States Naval Reserve
  • 1942 - 1945 : Took part in landings at Guadalcanal, Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, and Okinawa during World War II
  • 1944: Awarded navy commendation medal
  • 1946 - 1954 : Lawyer, law firm of Taft, Stettinius and Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio; became partner, 1951
  • 1955 - 1962 : Member, Ohio House of Representatives
  • 1961 - 1962 : Republican majority floor leader, Ohio House of Representatives
  • 1963 - 1964 : Member-at-large, United States House of Representatives
  • 1964: Ran unsuccessfully for United States Senate
  • 1965 - 1966 : Partner, law firm of Taft, Stettinius and Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1967 - 1970 : Member, United States House of Representatives
  • 1969: Married Katherine W. Perry (divorced 1977)
  • 1971 - 1976 : Member, United States Senate
  • 1976: Ran unsuccessfully for reelection to United States Senate
  • 1977 - 1988 : Partner, law firm of Taft, Stettinius and Hollister, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1978: Married Joan McKelvy
  • 1993, Dec. 7: Died, Cincinnati, Ohio

From the guide to the Robert Taft, Jr. Papers, 1897-1993, (bulk 1963-1976), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Biographical Note

  • 1889, Sept. 8: Born, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1910: B.A. summa cum laude, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1913: LL.B. summa cum laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Admitted to Ohio bar
  • 1913 - 1917 : Practiced law, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1914: Married Martha Wheaton Bowers
  • 1917 - 1919 : Assistant counsel, United States Food Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • 1919: Counsel, American Relief Administration, Paris, France
  • 1920: Return to law practice
  • 1921 - 1926 : Republican member of Ohio House of Representatives; elected speaker in 1926
  • 1931 - 1932 : Republican member, Ohio Senate
  • 1936: Ohio's "favorite son" for Republican presidential nomination
  • 1939 - 1953 : Republican member, United States Senate
  • 1940 - 1952 : Candidate for Republican presidential nomination (1940, 1944, 1948, and 1952)
  • 1944 - 1953 : Chairman, Republican Senate Policy Committee
  • 1947: Chairman, Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee, Eightieth Congress
  • 1951: Published A Foreign Policy for Americans. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday
  • 1953: Senate Majority Leader, Eighty-third Congress
  • 1953, July 31: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the Robert A. Taft Papers, 1885-1980, (bulk 1938-1953), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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  • Law--Study and teaching
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  • World War, 1914-1918
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  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Ohio
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