A review of william howard taft: the travails of a progressive conservative, by jonathan lurie illiam howard taft, the only american to serve in the highest office in the executive branch and the highest in the federal judiciary, had a career as remarkable as it is neglected. William howard taft was born on september 15, 1857 in cincinnati, ohio, usa he was an actor, known for the president's pardon (1913), the patriot (1913) and president taft at san francisco (1911) he was married to helen herron. William howard taft was completely unique as a chief justice in that he was the only former president to serve in that position he was originally from cincinnati, ohio and had graduated from law school in 1880.
William howard taft was the 27th president of the united states (1909-1913) notable for being the handpicked successor of theodore roosevelt, he is the only president to have served on the. William howard taft (september 15, 1857– march 8, 1930) was the 27th president of the united states of america, serving from 1909-1913 background edit william howard taft was theodore roosevelt's hand-picked successor for president in 1908. Excerpt from the history channel's the presidents series featuring william howard taft. Topping the scales at over 350 pounds, william howard taft was a true political heavyweight although “big bill” was the only man to serve as both us president and supreme court chief.
William howard taft: william howard taft, 27th president of the united states (1909–13) and 10th chief justice of the united states (1921–30) as president, taft alienated progressive republicans, thereby contributing to the split in republican ranks in 1912, to the formation of the bull moose party, and to his failure to win a second term. William howard taft was born on september 15, 1857, in ohio to louisa torrey and alphonso taft he had five siblings his father, a prominent republican of his time, was a lawyer who served as secretary of war and attorney general under president ulysses s grant. William howard taft was born on september 15, 1857 in cincinnati, ohio, usa he was an actor, known for the president's pardon (1913), the patriot (1913) and president taft at san francisco (1911.
Before becoming the 19th president of the us, william howard taft had served as theodore roosevelt's secretary of war prior to that, he had been a federal judge, solicitor general, and governor. William howard taft biography: william howard taft was born in cincinnati, ohio, on september 15, 1857 taft eventually realized his dream of being elected chief justice of the us supreme court in 1921, becoming the only man to have served both as a chief justice and president. William howard taft biography william howard taft (september 15, 1857 march 8, 1930) was the 27th president of the united states (19091913) and later the tenth chief justice of the united states (19211930) he is the only person to have served in both of these offices. Cincinnati historical society cincinnati, ohio william howard taft papers, 1857-1930 2 ft finding aid collection contains copies of personal and presidential correspondence. William howard taft was the 27th president of the united states of america, serving from 1909 to 1913, and served as the 10th chief justice of the united statesa leader of the conservative half of the progressive wing of the republican party in the early 20th century, his greatest achievement was to expel the left wing of the gop in 1912 and to move the party, and the supreme court, to the.
A densely-written and richly-researched biography of william howard taft, the nation's 27th president and its first chief executive to also hold the office of chief justice of the supreme court. William howard taft was the 27th president and would go on to serve as chief justice of the supreme court after his time in office during his time in office he concentrated on domestic policy and growing the economy. William howard taft was the only man to ever serve as both chief justice, the highest judicial position, as well as american president, the highest executive position taft was born september 15,1857 in cincinnati ohio to louisa maria torrey and aphonso taft. William howard taft biography william howard taft, a scion of a long-prominent family, was born in cincinnati on september 15, 1857 his father, alphonso taft, had a distinguished career in law and foreign service.
My first taft-only biography was henry pringle’s 1939 “the life and times of william howard taft” weighing in at a hefty 1,079 pages, this two-volume classic seems to be the best full-scale treatment of taft despite its flaws. William howard taft (september 15, 1857 – march 8, 1930) was the 27th president of the united states (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the united states (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices. William howard taft (sept 15, 1857 - march 8, 1930) served as america's 27th president between march 4, 1909, and march 4, 1913 his time in office was known for his use of dollar diplomacy to help american business interests overseas. Taft is the only former president to ever have sworn in a president while serving as chief justice, taft administered the oath of office to president calvin coolidge in 1925 and president herbert hoover in 1929.