|Robert A. Taft|
|United States Senator
January 3, 1939 – July 31, 1953
|Preceded by||Robert J. Bulkley|
|Succeeded by||Thomas A. Burke|
|Senate Majority Leader|
January 3, 1953 – July 31, 1953
|Preceded by||Ernest McFarland|
|Succeeded by||William F. Knowland|
|Born||Robert Alphonso Taft
September 8, 1889
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||July 31, 1953
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Martha Wheaton Bowers
(1914-1953; his death)
|Alma mater||Yale University, Harvard Law School|
Robert Alphonso Taft (September 8, 1889 – July 31, 1953) was an American politician for the Republican Party. He was the son of President William Howard Taft. He served as the Senator of Ohio from January 3, 1939 until his death in July 31, 1953. Taft was also the Senate Majority Leader from January 3, 1953 until his death on July 31, 1953. He is thought to be one of the greatest Senators in American history. He ran for President four times from 1940, 1944, 1948, and in 1952.
Taft was born on September 8, 1889 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied at Taft School, at Yale University and at the Harvard Law School. Taft was married to Martha Wheaton Bowers from 1914 until his death in 1953. They had four sons. Taft died on July 31, 1953 in a hospital in New York City, New York from a cerebral hemorrhage, aged 63.
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