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Joseph Anton Tabke
Tabke, Joseph Anton, banker of Lincoln, Ill., was born Nov. 14, 1859, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 1907 he has been cashier of the German-American bank of Bloomington, Ill.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


Charles P. Taft
Taft, Charles P., journalist, lawyer and statesman of Cincinnati, Ohio, was born Dec. 21. 1843, in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1895-97 he was a member of congress.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


Henry Waters Taft
Taft, Henry Waters, lawyer of 40 Wall st., New York City, was born May 27, 1859, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received the degrees of B.A. and M.A. from Yale university, and since 1882 has practiced law in New York City. He has been a member of the city board of education, and is now one of the trustees of the New York public library. He has been vice-president of the association bar of the city of New York, and is a trustee of the Mutual Life Insurance company of New York.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


Horace Dutton Taft
Taft, Horace Dutton, educator and founder of Watertown, Conn., was born Dec. 28, 1861, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 1890 he has been head master of the Taft school of Watertown, Conn.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


William Howard Taft
Taft, William Howard, ex-president of the United States of America, was born Sept. 15, 1857, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father was Alphonso Taft, born in 1810 at Townsend, Vt.; was a graduate of Yale, 1833; judge, Superior Court, Cincinnati, 1865 to 1871; Secretary of War, 1875-1876; Attorney-General, 1876-1877; United States Minister to Austria, 1883-1885; United States Minister to Russia, 1885-1887. He was educated in the public schools of Cincinnati, including Woodward High School, where he was graduated, 1874; at Yale University four years, graduating June, 1878, with the degree A.B.; was second, or salutatorian, in a class of 121; also elected, by class, class orator; entered law school, Cincinnati College, 1878, graduating May, 1880, with the degree B.L., dividing first prize. He was admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio May, 1880; was law reporter of the Cincinnati Commercial, 1880. He was appointed Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jan., 1881; resigned March, 1882, to become Collector of Internal Revenue, First District of Ohio, under President Arthur; resigned the collectorship March, 1883, to enter practice of the law; continued practice till March, 1887, holding meantime, from Jan., 1885, the office of Assistant County Solicitor, Hamilton County. In 1887-1890 he was judge of the Superior Court of Cincinnati; in 1890-1892 was Solicitor-General of the United States, and in 1892 became judge of the United States Court for the Sixth Judicial District, In 1896 became professor and dean of the law department of the University of Cincinnati; resigned March, 1900, the circuit judgeship and deanship to become, by appointment of President McKinley, President of the United States Philippine Commission; on July 4, 1911 (sic), by appointment of President McKinley, became the first civil Governor of the Philippine Islands; Nov. 1, 1901, turned over the office of Governor to Vice-Governor Wright, on account of illness. In June, 1908, Mr. Taft was nominated by the Republican National Convention at Chicago for the Presidency, and elected President of the United States of America, receiving 321 electoral votes to 162 for William J. Bryan, of Nebraska.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography: Prominent Americans of 1912..." by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1912 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


William Howard Taft
Taft, William Howard, ex-president of the United States, was born Sept. 15, 1857, in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1887-1900 he was judge of the superior court of Cincinnati; in 189092 he was solicitor-general of the United States; and in 1892-1900 was judge of the United States circuit court. He was appointee; president of the United States Philippine commission; and became the first civil governor. In 1909-13 he was president of the United States of America.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


John Robinson Tait
Tait, John Robinson, artist, author and poet of Baltimore, Md., was born Jan. 14, 1834, in Cincinnati. Ohio. He is the author of European Life, Legend and Landscape and other works.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


Robert Taylor
Taylor, Robert, state senator of Wyoming, was born in 1846, in Berwickshire, Scotland. In 1866 he went to Pennsylvania; and the following spring moved to California by the Nicaragua route. In 1880 he trailed sheep from California to Wyoming; was one of the pioneers of the business; owns a ranch in Wyoming; and a breeding and feeding farm of nine thousand acres in Nebraska. He has served two terms in the Legislature of Wyoming as state senator from Natrona County; and resides at Taylor Spur, Grand Island, Neb.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography: Prominent Americans of 1912..." by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1912 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


Col. William H. H. Taylor
Born at Richmond, Va., November 28, 1813; died at St. Paul, January 30, 1894. At the age of twenty-two he removed to Ohio; became an inmate of the family of his uncle, Gen. William Henry Harrison, and his confidential secretary. In the following year he married his uncle's daughter, Anna, by whom he had twelve children; was for many years Clerk of the Court of Hamilton County, and was selected by President Harrison as his private secretary in 1840. The death of President Harrison changed largely his prospects in life, and he returned to Ohio, where be had charge of his estate.   In the War of the Rebellion he recruited a cavalry regiment, the Fifth Ohio, which he commanded with distinction through the war, and was discharged in 1865.   He removed to Minnesota in 1867, and was appointed State Librarian by Gov. Pillsbury, during his first administration, which office he held until his death. He was a member of the Loyal Legion, and admitted to this Society,  April 19,  1892.    He  was twice married, first to the daughter of Gen. Harrison, and second, in 1879, to Mrs. Cecilia Anderson, daughter of Benjamin Cilley, of Ohio, a lineal descendant of Col. Joseph Cilley, of the first New Hampshire Continental Line, who was the successor of Col. John Stark (afterwards General), and the last survivor of the American Generals of the Revolution. Col. Taylor was a kind and courteous gentleman of the old school, whose memory will be a blessed inspiration.
[Minnesota Society, Sons of the American Revolution : year book : 1889-1895 St. Paul, Minn.: Printed by the McGill Print. Co., 1895]

 

 




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