Episode 27: William Howard Taft and Cincinnati

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Season 1, Episode 27: William Howard Taft and Cincinnati

We are heading back to the Buckeye State for another President, this time in the big city of Cincinnati, for William Howard Taft. Perhaps the most reluctant of our Ohio Presidents, and the one for whom being president was definitely a secondary achievement.

Learn about what happened to Taft’s birthplace, as well as how his childhood and ambition were shaped by his upbringing.

William Howard Taft National Historic Site‘s official webpage.

Virtual Tour of the William Howard Taft birthplace.

Interiors of William Howard Taft birthplace from Cincinnati Refined.

Historic photograph of Taft home on Auburn Avenue.
Etching of the Taft Home.
Photograph of Taft birthplace in 1868 with William standing by the fence at center.
William Howard Taft Portait by Anders Zorn

William Howard Taft Birthplace: 2038 Auburn Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Recommended Reading for William Howard Taft

Pringle, Henry. The Life & Times of William Howard Taft (Volume 1).

Anderson, Judith Icke. William Howard Taft: An Intimate History.

Burton, David. William Howard Taft: Confident Peacemaker.

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