Patricia M. Taft is the great granddaughter of 27th President and 10th Chief Justice of United States, William Howard Taft. Patricia was born into the Taft American Political Dynasty on December 18, 1984 to Lloyd Bowers Taft Sr., an active participant in the beginnings of Taft Broadcasting, and his wife, Carolyn Moore Taft. She is also notably the granddaughter of esteemed Senior Senator, Robert A. Taft Sr.
Patricia is a Cum Laude graduate of Vanderbilt university, as well as holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Interior Architecture. Following fashion and design careers in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, she is now Principal Designer and Owner of bicoastal interior design firm, Patricia Taft Studio.
Patricia is a political enthusiast and fervid proponent of preservation and education of United States presidential history and democracy. Specifically, Patricia holds immense passion for maintaining the important legacy of American First Ladies, such as her great grandmother, Hellen Herron Taft. Annually, she looks forward to celebrating her great grandmother’s legacy and critical role in bringing Washington D.C.’s many Cherry Blossom Trees into fruition through the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Patricia currently resides in Santa Monica, California with her husband, Christopher Swaine, and French Bulldog, Pascal.