Who is William Howard Taft?

  • (noun): 27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930).
    Synonyms: Taft, President Taft

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices.

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List Of People Pardoned Or Granted Clemency By The President Of The United States - William Howard Taft
... President William H ... Taft pardoned, commuted or rescinded the convictions of 758 people during his term ...
William Howard Taft High School (San Antonio, Texas)
... William Howard Taft High School is a public secondary school in the Northside Independent School District ... Taft High School was the fifth NISD high school, and the first one outside of Loop 1604 ... is named for a United States Supreme Court justice, in this case former Chief Justice William Howard Taft, who also served as President of the ...
William Howard Taft - Death and Legacy
... Taft retired as Chief Justice on February 3, 1930 because of ill health ... Five weeks following his retirement, Taft died on March 8, 1930, the same date as Associate Justice Edward Terry Sanford's unexpected death ... The house at which Taft died is now the diplomatic mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United States ...
List Of United States Supreme Court Cases By The Taft Court
... States Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice William Howard Taft (July 11, 1921 through February 3, 1930) ... (1930) federal power over state interests, Chicago Sanitary Canal Taft v ... of a gift of shares of stock under the Sixteenth Amendment (Chief Justice Taft did not participate) United States v ...
Bazaleel Taft, Jr., House And Law Office - Gathering Place For The Taft Family
... Five generations of the Taft family descendants lived at Elmshade ... Taft, Bezaleel Jr's son ... The "Life of Alphonso Taft by Lewis Alexander Leonard", on Google Books, is a particularly rich source of the history of the Taft family in Massachusetts ...

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    I do not know much about politics, but I am trying to do the best I can with this administration until the time shall come for me to turn it over to somebody else.
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    As a people, we have the problem of making our forests outlast this generation, or iron outlast this century, and our coal the next; not merely as a matter of convenience or comfort, but as a matter of stern necessity.
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    The admission of Oriental immigrants who cannot be amalgamated with our people has been made the subject either of prohibitory clauses in our treaties and statutes or of strict administrative regulations secured by diplomatic negotiations. I sincerely hope that we may continue to minimize the evils likely to arise from such immigration without unnecessary friction and by mutual concessions between self-respecting governments.
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