National Affairs: WHO'S WHO IN THE GOP: TAFT

Before the Philadelphia convention next June, a major job of the nation's voters will be to absorb, weigh and compare the records in the Republican Who's Who of presidential candidates. Herewith, in the third-of a series, TIME publishes the condensed biography and political record of Ohio's Senator Robert Alphonso Taft.

Vital Statistics. Age: 58 (born Sept. 8, 1889, in Cincinnati, in a gingerbread Victorian house overlooking the Ohio River). Ancestry: eldest of the three children (two sons, one daughter) of William Howard Taft, 26th President of the U.S. and later Chief Justice; grandson...

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