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President William Howard Taft

Birth09/15/1857
 
Education1878
 
New Haven, Yale University
Org.1890-1892 US Solicitor General
Occup1892-1900
 
OH Appeals Court JudgeAppeals Court Judge
Occup1901-1904
 
Philippines Governor
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Occup1904-1908
 
USA Secretary of War,Defense
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Election1908
 
USA Presidential Election
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Occup1909-1913
 
USA President
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Election1912
 
USA Presidential Election
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Org.1913-1914 American Bar Association, President
Org.1915-1919 American Red Cross, President
Occup1921-1930
 
USA Supreme Court Justice
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Death03/08/1930
 
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Aged: 72.5 years

William Howard Taft has put little in writing that would indicate his personal religious thinking. From an old, distinguished, moderately wealthy Cincinnati family, Taft weighed 350 pounds. He was, understandably, inclined to placidity, amiability, and the pleasure of talking, playing golf, eating and sleeping.

He was an uncomplicated man, not ambitious, with a trained mind of an unexceptional character. He preferred to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to being President. His references to the Almighty bear the stamp of the pragmatism of his legal profession. He held that the principles of right and justice, honesty and morality, are not merely conventional. They come from a "higher source" than a plebiscite, from a "natural law" that... Read More

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
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Robert Alphonso 

8 SEP 188931 JUL 1953  OH, Hamilton Co, Cincinnati Martha Wheaton Bowers 
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Helen Herron 

1 AUG 189121 FEB 1987  OH, Hamilton Co, Cincinnati Frederick Johnson Manning 
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Charles Phelps 

20 SEP 189724 JUN 1983  OH, Hamilton Co, Cincinnati Eleanor Kellogg Chase 
Pics & Attach-
ments
  • Taft Home, Cincinnati
  • Tombstone
  • Sioux City Statue
  • Postage Stamp
  • Tombstone
  • Helen Taft
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President Theodore Teddy Roosevelt jr.President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt jr.friend and adversary
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President Warren Gamaliel HardingPresident Warren Gamaliel HardingSupreme Court appointer
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Archibald Willingham ButtArchibald Willingham Buttmilitary aide
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James Schoolcraft ShermanJames Schoolcraft ShermanVice President
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William McKinleyWilliam McKinleyAppointed Governor
Theodore Teddy RooseveltTheodore "Teddy" RooseveltAppointed Secretary of War,Defense
Warren Gamaliel HardingWarren Gamaliel HardingAppointed Supreme Court Justice

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  2. Findagrave William Howard Taft
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  2. Findagrave Helen "Nellie" Herron Taft
  3. Website:Descendants of William Aldrich;
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