Unformatted text preview: he voted against ratification of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and changed his position on the United Nations. Taft was a supporter of Gen. Douglas MacArthur , who condemned the Korean and China policies of the Truman administration. Known to friends and enemies alike as “Mr. Republican,” Taft was a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 1952 but lost to Dwight D. Eisenhower . After Eisenhower's election, Taft became Senate majority leader and a friend and influential adviser of Eisenhower in his first months as president. He acted as an important bridge between the Eastern and Midwestern factions of his party. Taft's Foreign Policy for Americans appeared in 1951....
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- Fall '10
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, Howard Taft