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Kingsley A. Taft, American judge. Awarded Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, 1946.

Background

Taft, Kingsley A. was born on July 19, 1903 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of Frederick L. Taft and Mary Alice (Arter) Taft.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Amherst College, 1925, Doctor of Laws, 1950. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard, 1928, Doctor of Laws, Baldwin Wallace College, 1952, Kenyon College, 1969.

Career

Director Land Title Guarantee and Trust Company of Cleveland, 1938-1963.

Religion

God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

Politics

Christian discipleship is a commitment to work for social and political change of the community you live in.

Views

Male and female have common humanity, having equal worth in the eyes of God. The erroneous notion that one gender is superior to another should be rejected.

Membership

Member Ohio House of Representatives, 1933-1934. Elected United States senator from Ohio, November 1946 to fill unexpired term of Mr. Justice Burton; Served in Army of the United States, 1942-1946, advanced through the grades to major, 1945.

Member Shaker Heights Board of Education, 1940-1942, president, 1942. Member American Law Institute, Cleveland, American, Ohio, Cuyahoga, Columbus bar associations, American Legion, Sons American Revolution, American Judicature Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Alpha Delta. Mason.; Clubs: University, Rocky Fork (Columbus).

Connections

Married Louise Dakin, September 14, 1927. Children: Charles K., Kingsley Junior.

father:
Frederick L. Taft Taft

mother:
Mary Alice (Arter) Taft

spouse:
Louise Dakin

children:
Charles K. Taft

Kingsley Jr Taft