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  • ID: I18506
  • Name: Charles Phelps TAFT
  • RELA: 7th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 DEC 1843 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
  • GRAD: 1860 Phillips Academy, Andover, Essex Co., MA
  • GRAD: 1864 Yale College
  • GRAD: 1866 Columbia College Law School
  • Occupation: Owner & Editor, Cincinnati Times-Star 1879
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio BET 4 MAR 1895 AND 3 MAR 1897
  • Event: Fact BET 1914 AND 1916 Owner of the Chicago Cubs
  • Death: 31 DEC 1929 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH
  • Event: Pic Charles Phelps Taft
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    TAFT, Charles Phelps, (brother of President William Howard Taft, uncle of Robert Alphonso Taft and granduncle of Robert Taft, Jr.), a Representative from Ohio; born in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 21, 1843; attended the common schools and was graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1860, from Yale College in 1864, and from Columbia College Law School of New York in 1866; was admitted to the bar in 1866; went to Germany and was graduated from the University of Heidelberg in 1867; commenced the practice of law in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1869; member of the State house of representatives 1871- 1873; became owner and editor of the Cincinnati Times-Star in 1879; member of the board of sinking-fund trustees of the city of Cincinnati for sixteen years and served as president 1898-1908; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896 to the Fifty-fifth Congress; resumed the newspaper business in Cincinnati; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1908 and 1912; died in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 31, 1929; interment in Spring Grove Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Alphonso TAFT b: 5 NOV 1810 in Townsend, Windham Co., VT
    Mother: Fanny PHELPS b: 1823

    Marriage 1 Anna SINTON b: 1850
    • Married: 1873

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