Robert Alphonso Taft (born September 8, 1889) was a Republican United States Senator and a prominent conservative statesman, who was a major proponent of the foreign policy of non-interventionism.
In December 1938, Taft was concerned and critical over the Roosevelt Administration's increasing trade between America and the UED, believing that the U.S. Navy's maritime build-up in securing the Atlantic shipping lanes would leans more towards international political involvement and foreign military endeavors. He staunchly challenged President Roosevelt and made his personal mission in stopping Roosevelt's reelection. But being a lackluster public speaker, Robert Taft failed to garner much support against Roosevelt; however, he managed to inspire a young Junior Senator, Noah Grace, who in turn became President and achieved Taft's purpose in keeping America out of foreign affairs.
- Robert Taft on Wikipedia.