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Robert Wendell Taft

Robert Wendell Taft, American cotton manufacturer, banker.


  • Taft, Robert Wendell was born on November 21, 1868 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of Royal C. and Mary Frances (Armington) Taft.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Philosophy, Brown U., 1891.


    • Engaged as cotton manufacturer, since 1891. Director Coventry Company, Merchants National Bank. Trustee Providence Institution for Savings, since 1894.

      Director numerous insurance companies. A. d. c. with rank of colonel on governor’s staff, 1895-1897. Assistant adjutant general of Rhode Island, 1897-1901.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    • Married Alice A. Grinnell, January 11, 1893.
    • father: Royal C. Taft
    • mother: Mary Frances (Armington) Taft
    • spouse: Alice A. Grinnell
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    Died February 11, 1934
    (aged 65)