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… read more

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 descendants discussed the public and private lives of President Harding. Viewers also participated in the discussion by telephone. During his term, President Taft dissolved the Standard Oil monopoly, and the 16th and 17th amendments, calling for the income tax and the direct election of Senators respectively, were ratified. He was also the only U.S. president who served on the U.S. Supreme Court. He died on March 8, 1930. Mr. Henderson also provided a tour of the home in which President Taft lived from birth through age 18 when he went to Yale University. Highlights of the tour included the parlor piano and a library desk and the first bathtub he had installed in the White House. Robert Taft, II is President Taft’s great-grandson. close

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President Taft Profile

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Program ID:
68978-1
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
First Aired:
Dec 14, 1995
Last Aired:
Jul 14, 2002

Airing Details

  • Dec 14, 1995 | 8:35am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 01, 1996 | 1:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 02, 1996 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 11, 1999 | 1:08am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 11, 1999 | 6:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 1999 | 2:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 24, 2002 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 24, 2002 | 8:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 28, 2002 | 12:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 28, 2002 | 8:35pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2002 | 12:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2002 | 8:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 14, 2002 | 12:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 14, 2002 | 8:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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