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


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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).


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

Frederick L. Taft Taft

Mary Alice (Arter) Taft

Louise Dakin

Charles K. Taft

Kingsley Jr Taft