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Seth Taft

Seth Taft
Personal details
Born Seth Chase Taft
(1922-12-31)December 31, 1922
Died April 14, 2013(2013-04-14) (aged 90)
Pepper Pike, Ohio, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Franny Prindle
Children Frederick I. Taft
Thomas P. Taft
Seth T. Taft
Cynthia Taft
Parents Charles Phelps Taft II
Eleanor Chase Taft

Seth Chase Taft (December 31, 1922 – April 14, 2013) was an American politician of the Republican party.[1] He was the grandson of President William Howard Taft and the son of Cincinnati, Ohio, mayor Charles Phelps Taft II and Eleanor Chase Taft, whose father ran the Waterbury Clock Company. Taft had five sisters and one brother and grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio. He married Franny Prindle from New Haven, Connecticut.

Taft was an unsuccessful candidate for the Ohio Senate in 1962. He ran for the office of the mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, in 1967, losing to Democratic candidate Carl B. Stokes, the first African American mayor of a major city.

In 1982, Taft sought the Republican nomination for governor of Ohio, but he lost the primary race to Clarence J. "Bud" Brown Jr.. He was, however, a Cuyahoga County, Ohio Commissioner. Seth and Frances "Franny" Taft had three sons: Frederick I. Taft, Thomas P. Taft, and Seth T. Taft, and a daughter Cynthia Taft.

Seth Taft served as Cuyahoga County Commissioner from 1971-1978. He died on April 14, 2013 at his home in Pepper Pike, Ohio after a fall at 90 years old. He is survived by his wife, 4 children, and 10 grandchildren.[2]

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Notes

  1. ^ Lawrence Kestenbaum. "Index to Politicians: Taft". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  2. ^ Michael Evans, The Plain Dealer. "Funeral for Seth Taft, former Cuyahoga County commissioner, will be Saturday, April 20". cleveland.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
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