|Taft, Alphonso (1810-1891) - of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Townshend, Windham County, Vt., November 5, 1810. Son of Peter Rawson Taft; father of Charles Phelps Taft, William Howard Taft and Henry Waters Taft; grandfather of Walbridge S. Taft, Robert Alphonso Taft and Charles Phelps Taft II; great-grandfather of William Howard Taft III, Robert Taft, Jr. and Seth Chase Taft; great-great-grandfather of Robert A. Taft II. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1856, 1860 (alternate); candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1856; superior court judge in Ohio, 1865-72; candidate for nomination for Governor of Ohio, 1875; U.S. Secretary of War, 1876; U.S. Attorney General, 1876-77; U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1882-84; Russia, 1884-85. Died in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., May 21, 1891. Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
[RFSS Sep 2006]
The headstone photograph comes from the Find A Grave website courtesy of Kevin Guy.
The location is Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
[RFSS Jun 2008]
|[ s1024 ]||Cemetery Marker - Headstone, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America - H1891-21-05-AT
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