President William Howard Taft
|Occup||1904-1908||USA Secretary of War,Defense|
|Election||1908||USA Presidential Election|
|Election||1912||USA Presidential Election|
|Occup||1921-1930||USA Supreme Court Justice|
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