- Category : 1917-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (19)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Planning 1
American lawyer, politician and noted family member, he is sometimes referred to as Robert A. Taft, Jr. He was the son of Robert A. Taft and the grandson of former President William Taft. A Republican U.S. Senator he representied Ohio.from January 3, 1971 to the end of 1976. Prior to that he served three terms in the House of Representatives, from 1963-65 and from 1967-1971 (two terms).
With a degree in law, he enlisted in the US Navy in 1942. In 1946, post-war and post-Navy, he began practicing law in Cincinnati. Ten years later he decided to run for political office and won a seat in the state House of Representatives in 1955. He served four terms before making a bid for a US Congress seat. After he lost his seat in 1976, he retired from politics and returned to law.
He and his wife had four children, including a son Robert A. Taft (named for his grandfather)..
He died in Cincinnati, OH on December 7, 1993 after suffering a stroke a few days earlier on November 29th. He was 76.