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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
The William Howard Taft Birthplace At the Taft Birthplace The marker in front of the Taft home. The opening parlor To me, the great feature is this well-appointed drawing room. Mix of museum pieces and furnishings. Placards of Taft’s childhood. Taft as a Justice. William Howard Taft and me. Along Auburn Ave. With the historical marker. Taft Birthplace!
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.