William Howard Taft

(1857-1930 / Cincinnati, Ohio)

William Howard Taft Quotes

  • ''Action for which I become responsible, or for which my administration becomes responsible, shall be within the law.''
    William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. William H. Taft Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, letter to Richard Achilles Ballinger, copy to Gifford Pinchot (Sept. 13, 1909). Ballinger was the Secretary of the Interior, Pinchot the chief forester in the Department of Agriculture.
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  • ''We shall have to begin all over again. [Taft hoped that] the Senators might change their minds, or that the people might change the Senate; instead of which they changed me.''
    William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. William H. Taft Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Letter to P. C. Knox (January 12, 1912). Knox was Taft's Secretary of State.

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