Frederick L. Taft


Frederick L. Taft

Frederick Lovett Taft, II (1 December 1870, Braceville, Ohio - 7 April 1913, Cleveland, Ohio) was a judge in Ohio. He was the son of Newton H. Taft and Laura Humphrey, and the father of Kingsley Arter and Charles Newton Taft. Frederick L. Taft was related to the family of President William Howard Taft through Robert Taft (died 1725).

He received his high school and college education in Ohio and attended the University of Cincinnati. After being admitted to the bar he was appointed Chairman of the twenty-first Congressional Committee in 1896 and a member of the State Central Committee in 1900. In 1898 he was appointed assistant county solicitor of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, until late 1901, when he entered the practice of law. He was also on the bench of the common pleas court, President of the Ohio State Bar Association in 1911 and 1912, and a member of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce.

He was an ardent Republican and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908. Taft was also a religious man, being a trustee of the First Methodist Episcopal Church.

Taft was member of a number of civic organizations including the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Columbus Club of Columbus, Freemasons (32º), Knights of Pythias, Sons of the American Revolution and the Union Club of Cleveland.

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