William Taft (1857 – 1930)

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Essays about William Taft

About His Administration

First Lady
Helen Taft
Vice President
James S. Sherman
Secretary of State
Philander C. Knox (1909–1913)
Attorney General
George W. Wickersham
Secretary of the Treasury
Franklin MacVeagh (1909–1913)
Secretary of Agriculture
James Wilson (1909–1913)
Secretary of Commerce and Labor
Charles Nagel (1909–1913)
Secretary of the Navy
George von L. Meyer (1909–1913)

Facts about William Taft

Term
:
27th President of the United States (1909 – 1913)
Born
:
September 15, 1857, Cincinnati, Ohio
Political Party
:
Republican
Died
:
March 08, 1930
Nickname
:
None
Education
:
Yale College (graduated 1878), Cincinnati Law School (LL.B., 1880)
Religion
:
Unitarian
Marriage
:
June 19, 1886, to Helen Herron (1861–1943)
Children
:
Robert Alphonso (1889–1953), Helen Herron (1891–1987), Charles Phelps (1897–1983)
Career
:
Lawyer, Public Official
Buried
:
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Writings

The Anti-Trust and the Supreme Court (1914), The United States and Peace (1914), Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers (1916)


Our international policy is always to promote peace.
March 4, 1909

Citation Information

Consulting Editor

Peri E. Arnold

Professor Arnold is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. His writings include:

Making the Managerial Presidency: Comprehensive Reorganization Planning, 1905–1996 (University Press of Kansas, 1986)

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