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 figure in the party's conservative wing. He was the co-sponsor of the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, which sought equity between labor and business in collective bargaining. For his leadership, Senator Taft was given an honorary title of "Mr. Republican."
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|Series||This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series|
|Placed By||The Ohio Bicentennial Commission & The Ohio Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 7:18am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 715394 N 4333038|
|Decimal Degrees||39.11990000, -84.50848333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 7.194', W 84° 30.509'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 7' 11.64" N, 84° 30' 30.54" W|
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|Area Code(s)||513, 859|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 115 Osha Trail Rd, Cincinnati OH 45219, US|
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