New book alert:Index of Death, Marriage, and Miscellaneous Notices Appearing in the Liberty Hall and Cincinnati Gazette, 1804 - 1857. See "Other Publications" category below.
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William Howard Taft was born into a prominent Cincinnati family and was one of eight U.S. presidents born in Ohio. Known as a conservative, Taft was also a progressive "trust buster" who supported the establishment of the Department of Labor and the graduated income tax. He is the only person in history to hold both of the nation's highest offices - U.S. President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.