Born - January 2, 1861 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Parents - John Williamson Herron & Harriet Collins Herron
Married - June 19, 1886 to William Howard Taft
- Robert Alphonso (1889 – 1953),
Helen Herron (1891 – 1987),
Charles Phelps (1897 – 1983)
Education – Miami University in Oxford, Ohio
Firsts - 1st First Lady to ride with the President during the Inauguration parade. 1st First Lady to write a commercially published book: “Recollections of Full Years.” 1st First Lady to own and drive a car.
Died - May 22, 1943 in Washington, D.C.
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