Cynthia (Taft) MORRIS
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Cynthia Taft Morris, Professor Emerita of Economics at American University and Smith College. Cynthia died of natural causes on July 16, 2013 in her home in Washington, DC; she was 85 years old.

Granddaughter of US President William Howard Taft,

Cynthia earned a BA from Vassar College, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from Yale University. Cynthia had a distinguished career and was known by her friends and family for the amazing force of her character.

She is survived by her brother, Peter Rawson Taft, her son, David Taft Morris, her daughter, Michele Taft Morris, and two grandchildren.

Cynthia will be cremated and buried in a private ceremony in the Taft family plot in Cincinnati, OH.

A memorial service will be held in Washington, DC.

Please contact the family for details about services by signing the guest book at Joseph Gawler's Funeral Home:

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 2013.
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September 2, 2013
Cynthia was an amazing woman all her life. She was funny, brilliant, courageous, adventurous, and a wonderful friend.
Susan Tripp
August 12, 2013
Cynthia was a remarkable woman. We will all miss her very much.
Martha Olney
August 7, 2013
I passed by Second Story Books a couple of weeks ago and seeing a copy of Graf's Theory of Welfare Economics, I thought fondly of her and all I learned from being a student of hers.
Douglas Meyer
August 6, 2013
Cynthia was a friend, colleague and mentor. I have never known a kinder, braver and helpful person. I feel blessed to have known her.
Chuck Wilber
August 6, 2013
I will miss her very much. The memories I have will never be forgotten.
Marie Sejour
August 5, 2013
Inspiring teacher, accomplished scholar, loving friend. I'll always remember the warm enthusiasm of your greetings.
Susan Carter
August 2, 2013
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Remah Mundle
August 1, 2013
Lots of good memory. I will miss her smile.
Remah Mundle
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