Bob Taft

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Bob Taft
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67th Governor of Ohio
In office
January 11, 1999 – January 8, 2007
LieutenantMaureen O'Connor
Jennette Bradley
Bruce Johnson
Preceded byNancy Hollister
Succeeded byTed Strickland
49th Secretary of State of Ohio
In office
January 14, 1991 – January 11, 1999
GovernorGeorge Voinovich
Nancy Hollister
Preceded bySherrod Brown
Succeeded byKen Blackwell
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 65th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – December 31, 1980
Preceded byFrank H. Mayfield
Succeeded byJohn O'Brien
Personal details
Born
Robert Alphonso Taft III

(1942-01-08) January 8, 1942 (age 78)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Hope Taft (m. 1969)
ChildrenAnna Taft
ParentsRobert A. Taft Jr.
Blanca Duncan Noel
EducationYale University (BA)
Princeton University (MA)
University of Cincinnati (JD)

Robert Alphonso "Bob" Taft III (born January 8, 1942) is an American politician and attorney. He served as the 67th Governor of Ohio between 1999 and 2007 as a member of the Republican Party. In 2005 Governor Bob Taft pleaded no contest to charges that he broke state ethics law by failing to report golf outings and other gifts.