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

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Personal name headingTaft, Robert A. (Robert Alphonso), 1889-1953
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Variant(s)Taft, Robert Alphonso, 1889-1953
Birth date18890908
Death date19530731
Place of birthCincinnati (Ohio)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
AffiliationYale University
Harvard Law School
Ohio. General Assembly. House of Representatives
Ohio. General Assembly. Senate
United States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationLegislators
Found inData from Social Studies School Service for Robert A. Taft [VR] 1983, c1964 (subj.) (Robert A. Taft; U.S. Senator)
LC data base, 7/15/83 (hdg.: Taft, Robert Alphonso, 1889-1953; usage: Robert A. Taft)
Biographical directory of the U.S. Congress website, November 7, 2013 (Taft, Robert Alphonso, (son of President William H. Taft, nephew of Charles Phelps Taft, father of Robert Taft, Jr.), a Senator from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 8, 1889; attended the public schools of Cincinnati, Ohio, and of Manila, Philippine Islands, and Taft School, Watertown, Conn.; graduated from Yale University in 1910 and from Harvard University Law School in 1913; admitted to the Ohio bar in 1913 and commenced practice in Cincinnati, Ohio; director in a number of business enterprises in Cincinnati; assistant counsel, United States Food Administration 1917-1918; counsel, American Relief Administration 1919; member, Ohio house of representatives 1921-1926, serving as speaker and majority leader 1926; member, Ohio Senate 1931-1932; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1938; reelected in 1944 and again in 1950 and served from January 3, 1939, until his death; majority leader 1953; co-chairman, Joint Committee on the Economic Report (Eightieth Congress), chairman, Committee on Labor and Public Welfare (Eightieth Congress), Republican Policy Committee (Eightieth through Eighty-second Congresses); sponsored the Taft-Hartley Act, designed to create equity in collective bargaining between labor and management; unsuccessful candidate in 1940, 1948, and 1952 for the Republican presidential nomination; died in New York City, July 31, 1953; lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, August 2-3, 1953; interment in Indian Hill Episcopal Church Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio)
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