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    First Lady Helen Taft

    Lewis Gould and Jane Hampton Cook talked about the life and influence of first lady Helen “Nellie” Taft and responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Life Portrait of William Howard Taft

    In the twenty-sixth in a series on American presidents Scholars and others discussed the life and career of William Howard Taft. Among the subjects addressed were Taft’s career…

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    Book Discussion on My Dearest Nellie

    Lewis Gould talked about the book he edited, My Dearest Nellie: The Letters of William Howard Taft to Helen Herron Taft, 1909-1912. He also talked about his other projects. The…

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    Book Discussion on 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs

    Professor Chace discussed his book 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country, published by Simon and Schuster. He described the personalities and…

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    The Modern Presidency, Part 2

    Presidential historian Richard Norton Smith lectured a class on what he termed the beginning of the "modern presidency". The second portion of the class focused on Presidents Theodore…

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    Book Discussion on Nellie Taft : The Unconventional First Lady

    Mr. Anthony talked about his book Nellie Taft: The Unconventional First Lady of the Ragtime Era, published by William Morrow. This is the first biography of Helen Herron Taft, the…

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    Book Discussion on 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft and Debs

    Professor Chace discussed his book 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft, and Debs--The Election That Changed the Country, published by Simon and Schuster. He described the personalities and…

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    William Howard Taft Biographical Vignette

    A brief summary was shown of President William Howard Taft’s accomplishments and life history.

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    William Howard Taft Gravesite

    Mr. Sherlock talked about the gravesite of President Taft at Arlington National Cemetery.

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    Presidential Letters

    Mr. Carroll talked about presidential letters and what they can tell us about our leaders. He also focused on the similarities and differences of the letters from each of our…

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    Chief Justice Taft

    Mr. Post discussed the life and career of William Howard Taft, the only man in the history of the United States to serve as President of the United States and Chief Justice of the…

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    President Taft Profile

    In the fifth of an eight part series on the Ohio presidents, the life of William Howard Taft, the 27th president who served from 1909 to 1913, was profiled. Historians, scholars and…

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    President Taft Boyhood Home

    Mr. Topham talked about the boyhood home of President Taft and his life and career.

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