William Howard Taft The 27th President of USA

William Howard Taft
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27th  (Mar 04, 1909 - Mar 04, 1913)
Terms: 1
Age at start:  51 years 5 months 20 days
Age:  72 years 5 months 24 days
Height: 6'0", 182 cm
Born:  Sep 15, 1857
Birth place:  Cincinnati, Ohio
Net worth: 3 Millions
Death date:  March 8, 1930
Signature:William Howard Taft's signature
Occupation: Lawyer, Dean
Yale University (BA) University of Cincinnati (LLB)

Married on: Jun 19, 1886
Helen Taft
William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 - March 8, 1930) was the 27th president of the United States (1909-1913) and the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921-1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election 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 in which he served 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 as a judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. In 1901, President William McKinley appointed Taft civilian governor of the Philippines. In 1904, Roosevelt made him Secretary of War, and he became Roosevelt's hand-picked successor. Despite his personal ambition to become chief justice, Taft declined repeated offers of appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States, believing his political work to be more important. ... read more on
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A young William
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Photograph of William Howard Taft when he was at Yale College
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Taft with his family
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William Howard Taft with his wife Helen at a baseball match in New York--Topical Press Agency - Getty Images.webp
William Howard Taft with his wife Helen at a baseball match in New York
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