William Howard Taft / Robert Alphonso Taft
William Howard Taft
Born here on September 15, 1857, William Howard Taft is the only American to have served as President and Chief Justice of the United States. His unique career of public service began after he graduated from Yale University and Cincinnati Law School. He became an Ohio Superior Court Judge at age 29. In 1892, he was appointed a judge of the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1900, President William McKinley sent him to the Philippines as chief civil administrator. President Theodore Roosevelt named him Secretary of War in 1904, and he was elected president of the United States four years later. In 1921, President Harding named Taft Chief Justice, a position that he relished, serving until just before his death in 1930.
Robert Alphonso Taft
Robert A. Taft, son of William Howard Taft, was born in Cincinnati on September 8, 1889, and graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School. After serving in a number of administrative posts, he served in the Ohio Legislature from 1921 - 1932. Elected as a United States Senator in 1938, he served until shortly before his death in 1953. He rose to the rank of Senate Majority Leader and, in three separate presidential election cycles in 1940, 1948 and 1952, was a chief competitor for the Republican Party nomination. Taft emerged as a leading
Erected 2003 by The Ohio Bicentennial Commission & The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 43-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 7.194′ N, 84° 30.509′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Auburn Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2038 Auburn Avenue, Cincinnati OH 45219, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Auburn Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Alphonso Taft (within shouting distance of this marker); Edison R. "Big Ed" Thompson (approx. half a mile away); Albert Washington (approx. half a mile away); Woodward High School / School for Creative and Performing Arts (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cincinnati Public Markets / The Northern Liberties Cincinnati Breweries / Remaining Brewery Structures (approx. ¾ mile away); Military Roads (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
Also see . . .
1. William Howard Taft National Historic Site - National Park Service. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Robert A. Taft - Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. William Howard Taft Biography - Arlington Cemetery. (Submitted on September 10, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. • Government • Politics •
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