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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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 ...
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... 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 ...
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 ... Supreme Court justice, in this case former Chief Justice William Howard Taft, who also served as President of the United States ...
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 Taft pardoned, commuted or rescinded the convictions of 758 people during his term ...
List Of United States Supreme Court Cases By The Taft Court
... Supreme Court during the tenure of Chief Justice William Howard Taft (July 11, 1921 through February 3, 1930). 367 (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 ...

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