William Howard Taft

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Date of Birth September 15, 1857
Place of Birth Cincinnati, Ohio
Date of Death Mar 8, 1930 (72)
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William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States and the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for reelection by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a position he held until a month before his death. Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1857. His father, Alphonso Taft, was a U.S. Attorney General and Secretary of War. Taft attended Yale and joined the Skull and Bones, of which his father was a founding member. After becoming a lawyer, Taft was appointed a judge while still in his twenties. He continued a rapid rise, being named Solicitor General and a judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1901, President William McKinley appointed Taft civilian governor of the Philippines.

Born: September 15, 1857, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Died: March 8, 1930, Washington, D.C, U.S.
Resting place: Arlington National Cemetery
Political party: Republican
Children: Robert, Helen, Charles
Parents: Alphonso Taft, Louise Torrey
Relatives: Taft family
Education: Yale University (BA), University of Cincinnati (LLB)
Vice President: James S. Sherman, (1909–1912), None (1912–1913)
Preceded by: Theodore Roosevelt
Succeeded by: Woodrow Wilson
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About William Howard Taft

The 27th president of the United States and 10th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who famously hated being president.

William Howard Taft Before Fame

He was an intramural heavyweight wrestling champion during his Yale undergraduate years.

Achievement of William Howard Taft

His League to Enforce Peace sought to find solutions to world problems. Unfortunately, he was best remembered as the president who got stuck in the bathtub, despite the story not being true.

William Howard Taft Family Life

His father, Alphonso Taft, was Attorney General and Secretary of War under President Ulysses S. Grant.

Associations of William Howard Taft

He was Secretary of War under President Theodore Roosevelt, his predecessor.

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