William Howard Taft

(1857-1930 / Cincinnati, Ohio)

William Howard Taft
Do you like this poet?
2 person liked.
1 person did not like.


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.

Before becoming President, Taft, a Republican, was selected to serve on the Superior Court of Cincinnati in 1887. In 1890, Taft was appointed Solicitor General of the United States and in 1891 a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. In 1900, President William McKinley appointed Taft Governor-General of the Philippines. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt appointed Taft Secretary of War in an effort to groom ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Quotations

more quotations »
  • ''Well, children, enjoy this all you can, for in four years you may begin to walk over again.''
    William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Taft to his son Robert and daughter Helen while being driven about Beverly, Massachusetts, in an auto...
  • ''I have come to the conclusion that the major part of the work of a President is to increase the gate receipts of expositions and fairs and by tourists into town.''
    William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Letter, Butt to his sister-in-law, Clara F. Butt, June 1, 1909. Archie Butt, Taft and Roosevelt: The ...
  • ''I don't know the man I admire more than [Charles Evans] Hughes. If ever I have the chance I shall offer him the Chief Justiceship.''
    William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Letter, Butt to his sister-in-law, Clara F. Butt, March 21, 1910. Archie Butt, Taft and Roosevelt: Th...
  • ''Doctor, I want you to make it known to your government that it can trust us implicitly, for we do not want any of your territory. We only want your trade.''
    William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Letter, Butt to his sister-in-law, Clara F. Butt, November 21, 1909. Archie Butt, Taft and Roosevelt:...
  • ''There is no "but" in it. The way to be an administration Senator is to vote with the Administration.''
    William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Letter, Butt to his sister-in-law, Clara F. Butt, March 4, 1910. Archie Butt, Taft and Roosevelt: The...
Read more quotations »

Comments about William Howard Taft

---
There is no comment submitted by members..
[Report Error]