William Howard Taff

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William Howard Taff

William Howard Taft



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William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States of America. He was also the 10th chief of the U.S. Taft ran for president against William Jennings Bryan but won in a landslide. Theodore Roosevelt helped his campaign because he felt Taft had a strong political history. His term started on March 4, 1909 and ended on March 4, 1913. His Vice President was James S. Sherman, but he never became President.

William Howard Taft was born on September 15, 1857 in Cinncinati, Ohio. He was one of six children. His father,Alphonso, was a prominent Republican attorney. William attended Woodward High School, and then Yale University, where he became a wrestling champion. He later married Helen Herron and they had three children, two sons and a daughter.

After serving as President, Taft became a teacher at Yale University Law School until he was made chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court until 1930, when he died. On March 8, 1930, he died of a cardiovascular disease, at age 72.

After Presidency

William and Helen's children were named Robert A. Taft, Helen, and Charles Phelps II. Robert was an American politian, statesman, and senator of Ohio. Helen became a history proffesor and college dean at Bryn Mawr College. Charles served as the Mayor of Cinncinati and was a Republican Party Politian. None of the children married.

Family Life

Weighing in at 330 lbs, Taft was the heaviest presidentHe created his own Progressive Party called the "Bull Moose" PartyHe was President during the Progressive Era


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