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  • William Howard Tafts Boyhood Home
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    William Howard Taft's Boyhood Home

    Kerry Wood gave a tour of President William Howard Taft’s boyhood home and talked about the former president’s upbringing. Mr. Wood said that hard work, a good education, and an interest in…

    287 views
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    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…

    789 views
  • First Lady Helen Taft
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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 communications. Mrs. Taft’s efforts to make Washington a…

    2,683 views
  • President Taft to Chief Justice Taft
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    President Taft to Chief Justice Taft

    Lewis Gould talked about how William Howard Taft became the only man to serve as both U.S. president and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Following his presidential term, Taft remained…

    390 views
  • Life Portrait of William Howard Taft
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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 as a…

    2,320 views
  • emMy Dearest Nellieem
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    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 interview, part of…

    426 views
  • The Modern Presidency Part 2
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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…

    483 views
  • em1912 Wilson Roosevelt Taft and Debsem
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    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…

    1,587 views
  • Chief Justice Taft
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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 United States.…

    179 views
  • emNellie Taft   The Unconventional First Ladyem
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    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 unconventional wife of the…

    370 views
  • William Howard Taft Biographical Vignette
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    William Howard Taft Biographical Vignette

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

    756 views
  • Presidential Letters
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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 presidents.

    81 views
  • President Taft Profile
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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 descendants…

    300 views
  • William Howard Taft Gravesite
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    William Howard Taft Gravesite

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

    328 views
  • President Taft Boyhood Home
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    President Taft Boyhood Home

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

    45 views
  • Life Portrait of William Howard Taft

    Life Portrait of William Howard Taft

    49 views
  • William Howard Taft Audio Recording

    William Howard Taft Audio Recording

    57 views