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Taft, Helen Herronlocked

(02 January 1861–22 May 1943)
  • Stacy A. Cordery

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Taft, Helen Herron (02 January 1861–22 May 1943), First Lady, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Harriet Collins and attorney and politician John Williamson Herron. “Nellie” Herron graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She debuted in Cincinnati at age nineteen. In 1881 she began teaching in private schools. With two friends she established a literary salon, which Yale University graduate and fellow Cincinnatian, ...

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