William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft was served as the 27th President of the United States and later the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. He is the one and only person to have served in both offices. He was selected an Ohio Supreme Court judge in 1887. After exit office, Taft spent his time in academia, arbitration, and the seek for world peace through his self founded League to Enforce Peace. In 1921, after the First World War, President Warren G. Harding selected Taft Chief Justice of the United States. Taft served in this capacity until shortly before his death in 1930. Weighing over 300 pounds on average, Taft was physically the heaviest American president ever elected, and the last president to have facial hair.
September 15, 1857
Birth Place
Cincinnati, Ohio
Political party
Helen Herron Taft
Lawyer, Jurist
March 8, 1930
Death Place
Washington, D.C.

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