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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Robert Alphonso "Bob" Taft: Birth: 8 SEP 1889. Death: 31 JUL 1953

  2. Helen Herron Taft: Birth: 1 AUG 1891. Death: 21 FEB 1987

  3. Charles Phelps "Charlie" Taft: Birth: 20 SEP 1897 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Death: 24 JUN 1983


Sources
1. Title:   Presidents
Publication:   Workman Publishing, NY, 1997
Author:   by Steven M. L. Aronson
2. Title:   Field/Estes & Stuntz/Fuller Ancestors
3. Title:   Field/Estes & Stuntz/Fuller Ancestors
Text:   date & place undefined
4. Title:   Nellie Taft
Text:   children / dates undefined
Publication:   Harper Perennial
Author:   Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Notes
a. Note:   Although considered a "non-progressive" even among Republicans,still his administration created the Department of Labor,refused to veto tarriffs, dissolved Standard Oil, attackedtobacco trusts, and created a federal savings bank within thepostal system. Seems to me that just about everyone ingovernment believes in more government.--AGP
b. Note:   1910: 1st President to throw out baseball on Senators openingday. 1909: 1st President to be accompanied by wife in inaguaralparade
c. Note:   Served 9 years as Chief Justice. Stepped down shortly beforehis death. Personally cleared up much of case backlog extantwhen he took office. Lobbied Congress to give Court greaterdiscreation in choosing cases to hear. Secured funding forconstruction of Supreme Court building.


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