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Alphonso Taft

32nd United States Secretary of War
In office
March 8, 1876 – May 22, 1876
Preceded by William W. Belknap
Succeeded by J. Donald Cameron
35th United States Attorney General
In office
May 22, 1876 – March 4, 1877
Preceded by Edwards Pierrepont
Succeeded by Charles Devens
Born November 5, 1810
Townshend, Vermont, USA
Died May 21, 1891
San Diego, California, USA
Political party Republican
Spouse Louise Taft
Profession Lawyer, Tutor, Politician

Alphonso Taft (November 5, 1810May 21, 1891) was the Attorney General and Secretary of War under President Ulysses S. Grant and the founder of an American political dynasty. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2001x2625, 426 KB) Description Alphonso Taft, former U.S. Secretary of War. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... William Worth Belknap (September 22, 1829 – October 13, 1890) was a U.S. administrator, soldier, and United States Secretary of War. ... James Donald Cameron (May 14, 1833–August 30, 1918) was an American politician. ... Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see ) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Edwards Pierrepont (March 4, 1817–March 6, 1892) was an American statesman, jurist and lawyer. ... Charles Devens (April 4, 1820–January 7, 1891) was an American lawyer, jurist and statesman. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Townshend, Vermont Townshend is a town located in Windham County, Vermont. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that Downtown San Diego be merged into this article or section. ... The Republican Party (often referred to as the GOP, for Grand Old Party) is one of the two major political organizations in the United States two party system; the Democratic Party is the other. ... Louisa “Louise” Maria Torrey (11 September 1827-8 December 1907) was the second wife of Alphonso Taft, and the mother of U.S. President William Howard Taft. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ... // English and Irish secondary schools In English and Irish Secondary Schools the Form Tutor is similar to an American Home Room Teacher. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Seal of the United States Department of Justice The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice (see ) concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant, April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American general and politician who was elected the 18th President of the United States (1869–1877). ...


Born in Townshend, Vermont, he graduated from Yale College in 1833, where he also was a tutor. At Yale, he and his classmate William Huntington Russell cofounded Skull and Bones, a secret society that exists to this day. He subsequently studied law at the Yale Law School, was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 1838, moved to Cincinnati in 1839 where he was a member of the Cincinnati City Council, and became one of the most influential citizens of Ohio. He was a member of the boards of trustees of the University of Cincinnati and of Yale College. Townshend, Vermont Townshend is a town located in Windham County, Vermont. ... For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ... 1833 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... William Huntington Russell (1809-1885) was a co-founder of the Skull and Bones society at Yale University in 1832, along with his classmate Alphonso Taft. ... For the pirate flag see Jolly Roger; for the international poison symbol see skull and crossbones; for the Cypress Hill album see Skull & Bones. ... Yale Law School, established in 1843 in New Haven, Connecticut, is a division of Yale University. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... 1839 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The University of Cincinnati is a state university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... For other uses, see Yale (disambiguation). ...


He made an unsuccessful run for the United States House of Representatives in 1856. He was a judge of the Superior Court of Cincinnati from 1866 to 1872. He was the first president of the Cincinnati Bar Association, serving in 1872. Taft was appointed Secretary of War by President Grant in March, 1876, and three months later Attorney General of the United States. Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


After he left office as Attorney General in 1877 he returned to the practice of law. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Ohio in 1875 and 1879. Taft was ambassador to Austria-Hungary in 1882, and to Imperial Russia from 1884 to 1885. 1877 (MDCCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Ohio Governors Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1879 (MDCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposal of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start... 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Thursday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Alphonso Taft died in San Diego, California, on May 21, 1891. It has been suggested that Downtown San Diego be merged into this article or section. ... May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


His son, William Howard Taft, was the 27th President of the United States and was a member of Yale's Skull and Bones like his founder father; both his grandson and great-grandson, Robert A. Taft I (also Skull and Bones) and Robert Taft Jr., were U.S. Senators; his great-great-grandson, Robert A. Taft II, is the current Governor of Ohio. William Howard Taft III was ambassador to Ireland; William Howard Taft IV worked in several Republican administrations, most recently that of George W. Bush. William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, the 27th President of the United States, the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, a leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican Party in the early twentieth century, a chaired professor at Yale Law... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... For the pirate flag see Jolly Roger; for the international poison symbol see skull and crossbones; for the Cypress Hill album see Skull & Bones. ... Robert A. Taft Robert Alphonso Taft (September 8, 1889 - July 31, 1953), of the Taft political family of Ohio, was a United States Senator and sought to be the Presidential candidate of the Republican Party in 1940 and 1952. ... Robert Taft (generally known as Robert Taft Jr. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Robert Alphonso Taft II (born January 8, 1942) has been the Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio since 1999. ... Ohio Governors Ohio was admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803. ... William Howard Taft III (born 1915; died 1991) was the grandson of William Howard Taft and served as U.S. ambassador to Ireland from 1953 to 1957. ... William Howard Taft IV born on September 13, 1945 in Washington, D.C., is the son of William Howard Taft III and the great-grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ...


The home of Alphonso Taft and family, in the Mount Auburn area, one mile north of downtown Cincinnati, has been restored to its original appearance. It is open to the public. It is now called the William Howard Taft National Historic Site. [1] Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ...


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Preceded by:
William W. Belknap
United States Secretary of War
1876
Succeeded by:
J. Donald Cameron
Preceded by:
Edwards Pierrepont
United States Attorney General
18761877
Succeeded by:
Charles Devens

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Alphonso Taft: Information from Answers.com (1139 words)
Taft was born November 5, 1810, in Townsend, Vermont, to pioneers Peter Rawson Taft and Sylvia Howard Taft.
Taft remarried in 1853, to Louise Maria Torret.
Taft was ambassador to Austria-Hungary in 1882, and to Imperial Russia from 1884 to 1885.
Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Bob Taft (351 words)
His great-great-grandfather Alphonso Taft was Secretary of War, Attorney General, and an ambassador; his great-grandfather William Howard Taft was President of the United States and Chief Justice of the United States; and his grandfather (Robert Alphonso Taft I) and his father (Robert Taft Jr.
Kingsley A. Taft was a U.S. Senator from Ohio and Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.
Bob Taft is also related to current president George W. Bush through at least three different marriages, ranging from 8th-cousin-once-removed to 11th-cousin-once-removed, as well as being a 9th cousin of Vice President Dick Cheney.
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