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November 7, 1992
Paul William Walter, 85, who worked for former U.S. Sen. Robert A. Taft and contributed to the union-limiting Taft-Hartley Act. Walter steered the northern Ohio senatorial campaigns for Taft in 1938, 1944 and 1950, and helped secure delegates for Taft's unsuccessful 1952 GOP presidential campaign. In Bratenahl, Ohio, on Wednesday of cancer.
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April 11, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A state office that monitors lawyers' behavior recommended that Gov. Robert A. Taft be sanctioned by the state Supreme Court for failing to report golf outings and other gifts. Taft pleaded no contest in August to ethics violations and was fined $4,000. He is the first Ohio governor to be charged with a crime while in office. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel said in Columbus that Taft also violated Ohio's code of professional conduct for lawyers and should be disciplined.
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February 14, 2001 | Associated Press
Gov. Robert A. Taft was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, a day after he underwent surgery to remove a small, noncancerous tumor in a salivary gland below his left ear. Taft, 59, will resume work on a part-time basis today, spokesman Kevin Kellems said.
NATIONAL
August 19, 2005 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. Robert A. Taft pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he violated state ethics laws by failing to report golf outings and other gifts, the latest development in a wide-ranging political scandal triggered by a $50-million investment of public money in rare coins. Taft, a second-term Republican, entered his plea in Columbus less than 24 hours after he was charged with failing to report more than 50 gifts worth about $6,000.
NATIONAL
April 11, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
A state office that monitors lawyers' behavior recommended that Gov. Robert A. Taft be sanctioned by the state Supreme Court for failing to report golf outings and other gifts. Taft pleaded no contest in August to ethics violations and was fined $4,000. He is the first Ohio governor to be charged with a crime while in office. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel said in Columbus that Taft also violated Ohio's code of professional conduct for lawyers and should be disciplined.
NATIONAL
August 19, 2005 | Scott Gold, Times Staff Writer
Ohio Gov. Robert A. Taft pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he violated state ethics laws by failing to report golf outings and other gifts, the latest development in a wide-ranging political scandal triggered by a $50-million investment of public money in rare coins. Taft, a second-term Republican, entered his plea in Columbus less than 24 hours after he was charged with failing to report more than 50 gifts worth about $6,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 1992
Craig Shirley, in his article "Give Buchanan and the Right Their Due" (Column Right, Dec. 22) misses the historical significance of Patrick J. Buchanan's run for the presidency. This is a battle for the soul of the Republican Party, not some minor political quarrel. Traditional Republican Party ideology can be best characterized by the policies of the late Sen. Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio). Generally referred to as the "America First" platform, those policies include protecting American economic interests through fair trade for American workers, not free trade for Japan and Mexico; a tax structure that aids success, does not hinder it, and a strong sense of nationalism, not the globalist policies of some fanciful "new world order."
OPINION
September 2, 1990
From our side, the Iraqi situation is 60% oil and 40% presidential reelection politics. Nobody should die to keep the price of my gasoline at less than $2 a gallon. If President Bush's bravado gets us into a war, even the late isolationist Sen. Robert A. Taft, who died 37 years ago, will have a stronger shot at the 1992 Republican presidential nomination than Bush. GILBERT S. BAHN Thousand Oaks
NEWS
February 27, 1991
William Howard Taft III, 75, a former diplomat and grandson of a president. Taft's grandfather was President William Howard Taft. His father, Robert A. Taft Sr., and brother, Robert Jr., both served as Republican senators from Ohio. Taft was ambassador to Ireland from 1953 to 1957. He subsequently served on the State Department's policy planning staff and as consul general in Lorenco Marques, Mozambique. Taft served much of his later career in Washington before retiring in 1977.
NATIONAL
August 18, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican Gov. Robert A. Taft was charged in Columbus with four ethics violations for failing to report dozens of gifts, including dinners, golf games and professional hockey tickets. Taft, a member of a distinguished U.S. political family, becomes the first governor in Ohio to be charged with a crime. The charges also are an embarrassment for a politician who has pushed for high ethical standards in his office.
NEWS
February 14, 2001 | Associated Press
Gov. Robert A. Taft was released from the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, a day after he underwent surgery to remove a small, noncancerous tumor in a salivary gland below his left ear. Taft, 59, will resume work on a part-time basis today, spokesman Kevin Kellems said.
NEWS
November 7, 1992
Paul William Walter, 85, who worked for former U.S. Sen. Robert A. Taft and contributed to the union-limiting Taft-Hartley Act. Walter steered the northern Ohio senatorial campaigns for Taft in 1938, 1944 and 1950, and helped secure delegates for Taft's unsuccessful 1952 GOP presidential campaign. In Bratenahl, Ohio, on Wednesday of cancer.
NATIONAL
December 13, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Lawmakers voted in Columbus to override outgoing Gov. Robert A. Taft's veto of a bill that would wipe out local gun laws, the first time in 20 years that the Legislature has rejected a gubernatorial veto. The move was all the more unusual because both chambers are dominated by the GOP -- the governor's party. Taft, who leaves office in a few weeks, has said the gun bill preempts about 80 local gun laws, including assault-weapons bans in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo.
NEWS
May 1, 1994 | Associated Press
William S. White, World War II correspondent, political reporter, columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, died of a stroke Saturday. He was 86. He covered Washington and World War II for the Associated Press, then joined the New York Times in 1945. He was the Times' chief congressional correspondent in 1958 when he left to write a syndicated column that appeared in 175 newspapers nationwide. "The Taft Story," his biography of Robert A. Taft, the Republican senator from Ohio who ran for President in 1952, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1955.
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