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William Taft
27th President of the United States
William Taft
1909 - 1913



Vice President: James S. Sherman (1909-12)
Born: September 15, 1857, in Cincinnati, Ohio
Died: March 8, 1930, in Washington, D.C.
Career/Occupation: General
Religion: Unitarian
Education: Graduated from Yale College (1878); Cincinnati Law School (1880)
Political Party: Republican
Nickname(s): none


Other Government Positions:

  • Judge in Ohio Superior Court, 1887-90 
  • U.S. Solicitor General, 1890-92 U.S. 
  • Circuit Court Judge, 1892-1900 
  • Governor of the Philippines, 1901-04 
  • Secretary of War, 1904-08 (under T. Roosevelt) 
  • Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1921-30



Presidential Salary: $75,000

Presidential Firsts:

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