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Frederick Irving Taft

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Frederick Irving Taft, American lawyer. Bar: Ohio 1972. Grantee AHS Foundation, 1976.

Background

Taft, Frederick Irving was born on June 26, 1945 in New Haven. Son of Seth Chase and Frances Taft.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1967. Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1971.

Career

Probation officer Ohio Department Corrections, Norwalk, 1971-1972. Assistant attorney general State of Ohio, Columbus, 1972-1973. Sole practice Cleveland, 1973-1977.

Associate Spieth, Bell, McCurdy & Newell Company Legal Professional Association, 1977-1982, partner, since 1982, president, since 2005. President Ideaspace, LLC.

Achievements

  • Bar: Ohio 1972.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Stan Mahoney, 1978, Welcome to the Friday Forum, 1992, Strategic Atlas--United States Health Care Reform, 1993, Negotiator's Toolbox, Ohio State Journal Dispute Resolution, 1998.

Membership

President Your Schools, Cleveland Heights and University Heights, Ohio, 1986-1989, Initiative in Urban Education, since 2004. Trustee Children's Aid Society, Cleveland, 1982-1991, Ohio Venture Association, 1984-1986, Family Health Association, Cleveland, 1985-1990. Member visiting committee Colleges Case Western Reserve University, 1986-1989.

Member Council, Pepper Pike, 1998-2006. Member American Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association (chairman corporation, banking and business law section 1987-1988), Cleveland City Club (program chairman, trustee 1988-1991, vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991, vice president Forum Foundation 1997-1999, president 1999-2001, Hall of Fame inductee 2004).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, photography, snorkeling, birdwatching.

Connections

Married Susan Hoefflinger, July 28, 1973. Children: Amanda, Joshua.

father:
Seth Chase

mother:
Frances Taft

spouse:
Susan Hoefflinger

children:
Amanda Taft

Joshua Taft