Records, 1914-1999.

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Records, 1914-1999.

1914-1999

Correspondence, manuscripts, lectures, notes, diaries, notebooks, reports, financial records, blueprints, photographs, and printed materials of Y.C. James Yen and the IIRR concerned with the development, sharing, and financing innovative methods of teaching, improving agriculture, health and family planning, and education in impoverished villages. Among the cataloged correspondents are: Pearl Buck, William O. Douglas, Nelson Rockefeller, and DeWitt Clinton. conprises correspondence, reports, financial records, photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, photograph albums, scrapbooks, reel to reel films, videocassettes, reel to reel audio tape, tape cassettes, printed materials, maps, works of art, posters, and Chinese calligraphy of the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction. This collection is an addition to previously donated and processed IIRR materials. This addition focuses heavily on IIRR's outposts in various countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and houses the bulk of IIRR's photographic, audio visual material, and memorabilia including the awards of Dr. Y.C. James Yen.

163 linear ft (ca. 160,000 items in 271 boxes; 8 Audio Visual boxes; 17 Flat boxes; & 3 Scroll boxes)

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Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972

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McCloy, John J. (John Jay), 1895-1989

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Moynihan, Daniel Patrick, 1927-2003

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Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

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Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich), 1908-1979

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Wallace, Henry A. (Henry Agard), 1888-1965

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Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was an American politician, journalist, and farmer who served as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, the 33rd vice president of the United States, and the 10th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He was also the presidential nominee of the left-wing Progressive Party in the 1948 election. The oldest son of Henry C. Wallace, who served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1921 to 1924, Henry A. Wallace was born in Adair County, Iowa in...

Pound, Nathan Roscoe, 1870-1964

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Nathan Roscoe Pound (October 27, 1870 – June 30, 1964) was an American legal scholar and educator. He served as Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law from 1903 to 1911 and Dean of Harvard Law School from 1916 to 1936. He was a member of the faculty at UCLA School of Law in the school's early years, from 1949 to 1952. The Journal of Legal Studies has identified Pound as one of the most cited legal scholars of the 20th century. ...

Wallace, Lila Acheson, 1887-1984

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Blair, William McCormack.

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Xie, Fuya, 1892-

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Zhang, Qun, 1889?-

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Mellon, Paul

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b. 1907; d. 1999. From the description of Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133671 ...

Rockefeller, John D., III (John Davison), 1906-1978

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Philanthropist. From the description of Reminiscences of John Davison Rockefeller 3d : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309724157 From the description of Reminiscences of John Davison Rockefeller 3d : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309723979 ...

Yen, Y. C. James, b. 1893.

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Buck, Pearl S. (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973

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Pearl S. Buck was the daughter of American missionary parents, and spent the first seventeen years of her life in China. Her third novel, The Good Earth, won the Pulitzer Prize, and a Nobel Prize for literature followed, citing The Good Earth as well as her biographies of her parents. Critical reception for her works has been mixed since these early successes. A prolific and optimistic author, most of her fiction is set in China, and she displays great affection for the place and her characters....

Chinese Mass Education Movement.

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Moe, Henry Allen, 1894-1975

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Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) George ...

Zhonghua ping min jiao yu cu jin hui

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Kuo, Ping Wen, 1880-1969

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Vanderbilt, William H. (William Henry), 1901-1981

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William Henry Vanderbilt, descendant of the nineteenth century railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt and governor of Rhode Island from 1939 to 1941, was born in New York City on November 24, 1901 to Albert and Ellen French Vanderbilt. He was educated at St. George's School in Middletown, Rhode Island and the Evans School in Mesa, Arizona and attended Princeton University for less than a year. Vanderbilt ran as a Republican for the Rhode Island state senate i...

Chen, Qizi

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Hoffman, Paul G. (Paul Gray), 1891-1974

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Businessman and government official. From the description of Papers, 1928-1972. (Harry S Truman Library). WorldCat record id: 70944301 ...

Rockefeller, John D., Jr. (John Davison), 1874-1960

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Epithet: philanthropist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000698.0x000032 Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system,...

Jimmy Yen's Rural Reconstuction Movement.

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International Committee of the Mass Education Movement.

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Zhu, Jiahua, 1893-1963

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Schultz, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1902-1998

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Nobel Prize winner, economist, and University of Chicago professor. Native of Hetland, South Dakota, and graduate of South Dakota State College and its School of Agriculture. From the description of Collection, 1940-1992 1956-1989. (South Dakota State University). WorldCat record id: 42441839 Theodore William Schultz (1902-1998), a native of South Dakota, received a B.A. (1926) in economics from South Dakota State College, and a Ph. D (1930) from the University ...

Buckley, James Lane, 1923-....

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Civil War private, 53rd Illinois Infantry, Company K, from Ottawa, Illinois. From the description of Diary, 1864 July 11-August 7. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 27819358 Buckley was a N.Y. Senator and member of the Senate Committee on Public Works in 1973. From the description of TLsS, 1973-1976 : Washington, D.C. to Schuyler Tallman. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 46956670 United States Senato...

Paley, William S. (William Samuel), 1901-1990

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William S. Paley was President of CBS. From the guide to the William S. Paley Letters, 1936, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries) William S. Paley was born on September 28, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1922. He worked for his father in the family cigar-making business, Congress Cigar Company, 1922 to 1928. He was a founder of United Independent Broadcasters (lat...

Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970

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Bowles, Chester, 1901-1986

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United States ambassador to India, 1951-1953 and 1963-1969. From the description of The Indo-American development program : the problems and opportunities : mimeograph, 1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867525 Chester Bowles was born on April 5, 1901, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale University in 1924 (B.S.) and established the advertising firm of Benton and Bowles, with William Benton, in 1929. Bowles served in the Office of Price Administration ...

Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966

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Hocking graduated in 1901 and taught philosophy at Harvard. From the description of Philosophy D : technique of thought and of argument. [1942-1943] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512457 From the description of Papers of William Ernest Hocking, 1927-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973067 Hocking was a professor of philosophy at Harvard University. Together with his wife, Agnes Hocking, they founded the Shady Hill School. ...

UNESCO

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Zhang, Zhizhong, 1890-1969

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Lu, Zuofu, 1893-1952

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Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement

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Field, Marshall, 1893-1956

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Kaltenborn, H. v. 1878-1965.

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Scherman, Harry, 1887-

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Bernadine Scherman (née Kielty) was Harry's wife; Harry and Bernadine had 2 children, Thomas and Katharine. Alma Mahler had a friendly relationship with the family. She and Franz Werfel had apparently known the Schermans since at least the early 1930s. From the description of Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1935-1959. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864352 BIOGHIST REQUIRED Co-founder and chairman of the board of the Book-of-th...

Altschul, Frank, 1887-1981

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Lovett, Robert A. (Robert Abercrombie), 1895-1986

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Robert Abercrombie Lovett was born in Huntsville, Texas, on September 14, 1895. After receiving a B.A. from Yale in 1918 and attending Harvard Law School and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Lovett became a partner in Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. Aside from his periods of government service, Lovett was associated with Brown Brothers, Harriman & Co. for the remainder of his life. From 1941-1945, Lovett served as assistant secretary of war for air. During the Truma...

Reid, Whitelaw

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Epithet: US ambassador in London British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x000027 ...

Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction

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American-Taiwanese development agency. From the description of Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction miscellaneous records, 1964-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871914 The Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction was a joint Chinese-American program to develop rural China. Dr. Y.C. James Yen (1893-1990), head of the Chinese National Association of the Mass Education Movement, lobbied for an amendment to the China Aid Act of 1948 that stipulated that 10 per cent of...

Lehman, Edith A. (Edith Altschul), 1889-1976

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Edith Louise Altschul was born in San Francisco on August 8, 1889 to Charles and Camilla Altschul. Charles, a successful banker with Lazard Freres, moved the family to New York City in 1901. Edith attended Dr. Sach's Girls School and Miss Jacoby's School (now the Calhoun School) and took a nursing course after graduation. She met Herbert H. Lehman, a partner in the Lehman Brothers investment firm, at a picnic. They were married on April 28, 1910 and would have three children, Peter,...

Dewey, John, 1859-1952

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John Dewey was born on October 20, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont and graduated in 1879 from The University of Vermont. After graduation Dewey taught high school and published in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy. In 1884 Dewey resumed his studies and earned a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University. Although he taught and remained primarily at Columbia University, he also taught or lectured at the University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of California, Imp...

International Mass Education Movement.

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Douglas, William O. (William Orville), 1898-1980

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Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and professor of law. From the description of William O. Douglas papers, 1801-1980 (bulk 1923-1975). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068743 William O. Douglas was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. His nearly thirty-seven year tenure as a Supreme Court justice was the longest in the history of the court. From the guide to ...

Chinese National Association of Mass Education Movement.

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Rosin, Alex G.

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Benton, William, 1900-1973

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Senator, publisher. From the description of Reminiscences of William Benton : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481066 From the description of Reminiscences of William Benton : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309721364 Art collector, politician; Chicago, Ill. Publisher of ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, Vice-President of the University of...

American-Chinese Cooperating Committee.

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Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949

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Ray Lyman Wilbur (1875-1949), physician and educator, served as the U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1929 to 1933. From the description of Wilbur, Ray L. (Ray Lyman), 1875-1949 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582818 American educator; United States secretary of the interior, 1929-1933; president, Stanford University, 1916-1943. From the description of Ray Lyman Wilbur papers, 1906-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867219 ...

Astor, Brooke

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Brooke Russell Astor is an American foundation executive and civic benefactor. She is associated with various philanthropic, cultural and educational institutions. From the description of Brooke Astor papers, 1922, 1984. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122615948 Member Metropolitan Museum of Art, Board of Trustees, 1964- From the description of Oral history interview with Brooke Astor, 1994 Apr. 28 - May 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80157876 ...

Wallace, DeWitt, 1889-1981

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Editor, The Reader's Digest. From the description of Correspondence to Maxwell Struthers Burt, 1948-1951. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122446115 ...

Rockefeller, David, 1915-....

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Honorary Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations. From the description of Oral history interviewee with David Rockefeller, 2007. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 660148869 ...

Lasker, Mary

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Mary Lasker and her husband were founders of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation which gives an award for contributions to medical research and public health administration. She was associated with many charitable organizations. From the description of Papers, 1945-1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155523699 Mary Lasker (1900-1994) along with her husband Albert D. Lasker, co-founder of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. Between 1900 and 1940 major sources of financi...

International Institute of Rural Reconstruction.

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The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) was founded in 1960 to combat rural poverty worldwide. Its head and founder is Dr. Y.C. James Yen. It deals with the problems of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and misgovernment in China, the Philippines, and other third world countries, and promotes American aid programs. Y.C. James Yen was born in 1893 in Sichuan Province, China. He graduated from Yale University in 1918, and later studied at Princeton University. During ea...

Watson, Thomas John, 1874-1956

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In 1949, Thomas John Watson was awarded a Ph.D. from Edinburgh University for his research into the history of deaf education in Scotland 1760-1939. He published The education of hearing-handicapped children (1967). From the guide to the Papers of Dr. Thomas J. Watson (fl. 1949-1967), 1930-1950, (Edinburgh University Library) ...

Marshall, George C. (George Catlett), 1880-1959

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George Catlett Marshall (b. December 31, 1880, Uniontown, Pennsylvania-d. October 16, 1959, Washington, D.C.), had a long and auspicious career in the United States (U.S.) Army and to the United States. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1901 and served his country as U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Envoy to China, Army Chief of Staff, and as President of the American Red Cross. Marshall, America's first five-star general, was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, ...

Blaine, Anita McCormick

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United States. Agency for International Development

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On September 4, 1961 the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 vas signed into law. On November 4, 1961 the Agency for International Development was set up in the Department of State to succeed the International Cooperation Administration. The main objective of AID was to combine the various foreign assistance programs into one program which would assist the underdeveloped countries in maintaining their independence by making them self-supporting nations. The Development Loan Fund, created in 1957 was ...

Chen, Cheng, 1898-1965

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Koo, Wellington Vi Kyuin, 1888-1985

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Koo was Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Washington was an author on the subject of railroads. From the description of ALS, 1912 April 8, on board the Pres. Grant to Col. Wm. DeHertburn Washington. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 43400811 Statesman, diplomat: interviewee d. 1985. From the description of Reminiscences of Vi Kyuin Wellington Koo : oral history, 1958-1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122481387 ...

American-Chinese Committee of the Mass Education Movement.

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College of Rural Reconstruction.

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Davidson, Carter, 1905-1965

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American Cooperating Committees.

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Hutchins, William J. (William James), 1871-1958

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Soong, T. V. 1894-1971.

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Penney, J. C. 1875-1971.

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Walsh, Richard J., 1912-

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Swope, Gerard, 1872-1957

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Electrical engineer. From the description of Reminiscences of Gerard Swope : oral history, 1955. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735130 ...

Reagan, Ronald, 1911-2004

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911-2004) was the 40th President of the United States and served two terms in office from 1981 to 1989. He was born on February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois, the second son of Nelle Wilson and John Edward ("Jack") Reagan. His father nicknamed him "Dutch" as a baby. In 1920 the family resettled in Dixon, Illinois. In 1928 Reagan graduated from Dixon High School, where he had been student body president, an actor in school plays, and a student athlete. He partici...

Skouros, Spyros P.

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Myers, William Irving, 1891-1976

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Business executive. From the description of Reminiscences of William I. Myers : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86131761 Dean, New York State College of Agriculture. William I. Myers, Cornell University Class of 1914, Ph.D. 1918, was born December 18, 1891 in New York City. After receiving his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1918, he taught farm finance and farm management at Cornell. He headed ...

Taft, Charles P. (Charles Phelps), 1897-1983

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Lawyer. From the description of Reminiscences of Charles Phelps Taft : oral history, 1968. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122528703 Lawyer, protestant lay leader, and mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio; son of U.S. President William H. Taft; died 1983. From the description of Papers, 1816-1983 (bulk 1937-1979). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70937872 Lawyer, Protestant lay leader, and mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. Son of U.S. Pres...