Charles Phelps Taft II
- Category : 1897-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Plane 2
American politician and member of the noted Taft family, he gained the nickname "Mr. Cincinnati" while serving as mayor of the major Ohio city from 1955 to 1957. Like other members of his family, Taft was a Republican for the purposes of statewide elections. However, when running for municipal office in Cincinnati, Taft was a member of the Charter Party. During his term as mayor, Fortune magazine ranked Cincinnati as the best managed big city in the United States.
Charles Phelps Taft II was the youngest of three children born to President William Howard Taft and First Lady Helen Herron Taft. His siblings were U.S. Senator Robert A. Taft and Bryn Mawr College professor Helen Taft Manning. He was named after his uncle, U.S. Congressman Charles Phelps Taft.
Taft married Eleanor Kellogg Chase on 6 October 1917 in Waterbury, Connecticut. They had five daughters and two sons. In his later years he spent much time preserving his father's childhood home, which became the William Howard Taft National Historic Site. He died at about 11 AM on 24 June 1983 at age 85 in Cincinnati, Ohio.