Death of Robert A. Taft
Senator Robert A. Taft, son of America’s 27th president, died on July 31, 1953, in New York City.
Taft was born on September 8, 1889, to future president William Howard Taft. Taft spent four years of his youth in the Philippines, where his father was serving as governor. He then graduated first in his class from the Taft School at Yale College before graduating from Harvard Law School in 1913.