Charles Phelps Taft, I (1843 - 1929)

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Birthplace: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Death: Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
Occupation: Editor / Owner
Managed by: Jerry Nay
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About Charles Phelps Taft, I

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Phelps_Taft

Charles Phelps Taft (December 21, 1843 - December 31, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the powerful Taft family, whose members had been in politics since at least 1815, he graduated from Yale University in 1864, where he later supported the founding of Wolf's Head Society, and from Columbia University's law department in 1866. In 1867 he received another degree from the University of Heidelberg. In 1869 he resumed his law practice and then in 1879 he became editor of the Cincinnati Times-Star, which would later be bought by the Cincinnati Post. This began the Taft media empire which was his main claim to fame. The group's most known acquisition might be Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1967, but that occurred decades after his death. In 1895 he went to Congress, but served only two years. He returned to the newspaper business after that and for a time owned the Chicago Cubs baseball team from 1914-1916.

He was the uncle, or half-uncle, of Charles Phelps Taft II, as President William Howard Taft was his half-brother. He married Anna Sinton in 1873, who was an heiress to a pig iron fortune.

Following his death, Annie (Anna) Sinton Taft donated $5 million to the University of Cincinnati in 1930 and established a memorial fund after his name. This fund was transformed in 2005 into the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati.

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Charles Phelps Taft (December 21, 1843 - December 31, 1929) was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in the powerful Taft family, whose members had been in politics since at least 1815, he graduated from Yale University in 1864, where he later supported the founding of Wolf's Head Society, and from Columbia University's law department in 1866. In 1867 he received another degree from the University of Heidelberg. In 1869 he resumed his law practice and then in 1879 he became editor of the Cincinnati Times-Star, which would later be bought by the Cincinnati Post. This began the Taft media empire which was his main claim to fame. The group's most known acquisition might be Hanna-Barbera Productions in 1967, but that occurred decades after his death. In 1895 he went to Congress, but served only two years. He returned to the newspaper business after that and for a time owned the Chicago Cubs baseball team from 1914-1916.

He was the uncle, or half-uncle, of Charles Phelps Taft II, as President William Howard Taft was his half-brother. He married Anna Sinton in 1873, who was an heiress to a pig iron fortune.

Following his death, Annie (Anna) Sinton Taft donated $5 million to the University of Cincinnati in 1930 and established a memorial fund after his name. This fund was transformed in 2005 into the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center at the University of Cincinnati.

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Charles Phelps Taft (1843-1929) — also known as Charles P. Taft; Charlie Taft — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 21, 1843. Son of Alphonso Taft and Fannie (Phelps) Taft (1823-1852). Republican. Lawyer; newspaper editor and publisher; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1871-73; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1st District, 1895-97; delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1900, 1908, 1912; Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1904. Philanthropist; owner, Chicago Cubs baseball team. Died, of pneumonia, in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, December 31, 1929 (age 86 years, 10 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

from: The Political Graveyard http://politicalgraveyard.com/families/10334.html

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11763

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Charles Phelps Taft's Timeline

1843
December 21, 1843
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
1873
1873
Age 29
1874
1874
Age 30
1876
1876
Age 32
1879
1879
- 1929
Age 35
United States
1885
1885
Age 41
1914
1914
- 1916
Age 70
Chicago, IL, United States
1929
December 31, 1929
Age 86
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA
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- 1867
Heidelberg, Germany