William Howard Taft

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William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 15, 1857. From a prominent political family, he followed his forebears into law and was on track to be a career jurist, well on his way to his dream job of sitting on the Supreme Court, when he was sidetracked for a term as the 27th U.S. president by his wife and Theodore Roosevelt. Taft finally achieved his dream of being elected chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1921, becoming the only person to have served both as a chief justice and president. Taft died in Washington, D.C., on March 8, 1930.

Accomplishments

1857 - Born in OH.1886 - Married Helen Herron1892 - Appointed judge of U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.1901 - Appointed governor of the Philippines1904 - Appointed Secretary of War.1908 - Elected President of the United States1910 - The Mexican Revolution began1921 - Appointed Chief Justice of the United States1930 - Died in Washington, D.C.

-Carried on Theodore Roosevelt's fervor for trust-busting and broke up nearly twice as many as his predecessor.-Strengthened the Interstate Commerce Commission and its ability to negotiate rates with railroads

Lasting Impact

William Taft is responsiple for the passing of the Sixteenth Amendment

Citations

- http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/presidents-day/william-taft/timeline.html-http://www.biography.com/people/william-howard-taft-9501184-What-were-President-William-Howard-Taft-s-accomplishments

William Howard Taft

Biography

Timeline

I weighed 335 - 340 lbs when I left the White House.


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