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Robert Alphonso Taft, III

Also Known As: "Bob"
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Alphonso Taft II, U.S. Senator and Blanca Duncan Taft (Noel)
Husband of <private> Taft (Rothert)
Father of <private> (Taft)
Brother of <private> Jones (Taft); <private> Boutellis (Taft) and Jonathan Duncan Taft

Occupation: Govenor of Ohio
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About Governor Bob Taft

Robert Alphonso "Bob" Taft II (born January 8, 1942) served as a Republican governor of the U.S. state of Ohio from 1999-2007.

Although Taft was born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he attended the Cincinnati Country Day School through the ninth grade and graduated from Taft High School. He attended Yale University, graduating in 1963. From 1963 to 1965, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching in the African nation of Tanzania. He then attended Princeton University, receiving a master of arts degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1967. In 1976 he received a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.


Political party Republican

Spouse Hope Taft

Profession Lawyer

Religion Methodist

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Governor Bob Taft's Timeline

January 8, 1942
Boston, Suffolk, MA, United States
- 1963
Yale University
- 1967
Princeton, NJ, United States
- 1976
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Cincinnati, OH, United States