William Howard Taft

Early Life and Family

Which of his siblings became a member of the U.S. Congress?

Charles Phelps Taft, William Howard Taft’s half-brother, served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1895 to 1897. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Charles Phelps Taft practiced law and then became owner of the newspaper The Cincinnati Times-Star.

President William Howard Taft.


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