Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930

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Birth 1857-09-15
Death 1930-03-08
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William Howard Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician who served as U.S. President (1908-1912) and Chief Justitce of the Supreme Court (1921-1930).

  • 1857: Born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15th
  • 1878: Graduated from Yale University
  • 1880: Graduated from Cincinnati Law School
  • 1880 - 1892 : Solicitor General under President Benjamin Harrison
  • 1886: Married Helen Herron on June 19th
  • 1892 - 1900 : Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 1900 - 1904 : Chief Administrator of the Philippines
  • 1904 - 1908 : Secretary of War under President Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1908 - 1912 : President of the United States
  • 1921 - 1930 : Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (nominated by President Warren G. Harding)
  • 1930: Died on March 8th; first U.S. President to be buried in Arlington National Cemetary

From the guide to the William H. Taft Letters, 1891-1929, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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