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William Howard Taft

(1857–1930) US Republican statesman and twenty-seventh president of the USA (1909–13). The son of judge and former cabinet minister Alphonso Taft (1810–91), William ...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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..., William Howard ( 1857–1930 ) US Republican statesman , 27th President of the USA ( 1909–13 ). His presidency is remembered for its dollar diplomacy in foreign affairs and for its tariff laws, which were criticized as being too favourable to big business. Taft later served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court ( 1921–30...

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

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...Taft believed that cordial relations played a key role in “massing” the justices on a decision, and the positive relationships among the justices during Taft’s chief justiceship can be directly credited to Taft’s charm and persuasion. Enduring evidence of Taft’s considerable ability as a judicial lobbyist is the Supreme Court building itself. Distressed at the cramped quarters for the Court, Taft lobbied Congress for its own building: the marble judicial palace behind the Capital is a tribute to William Howard Taft’s tenure as chief justice. While Taft...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., William Howard ( 1857–1930 ) Twenty-seventh US President ( 1909–13 ) and tenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court ( 1921–30 ). He gained great credit as Governor of the Philippines ( 1901–04 ), and entered the cabinet of Theodore Roosevelt . Taft won the Republican nomination for President and was elected in 1908 . His lack of political experience and tendency to side with the conservatives in the Republican Party caused increasing dissension. In 1912 , Roosevelt, having failed to regain the presidential nomination, set up his own Progressive...

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The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States (2 ed.)

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..., William Howard (b. Cincinnati, Ohio, 15 Sep. 1857 ; d. Washington, D.C., 8 Mar. 1930 ; interred Arlington National Cemetery), president of the United States, 1909–1913 ; chief justice, 1921–1930 . William Howard Taft, the only figure in American history to serve both as president of the United States and chief justice of its highest court, was born in Cincinnati on 15 September 1857 , the son and grandson of judges. Ample in girth as well as intellect, he possessed amiability rather than political ambition. Taft was attracted not to politics, but to...

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

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...buildings, Supreme Court ; Removal power ; Roosevelt, Theodore ; Wilson, Woodrow Sources Paolo E. Coletta , The Presidency of William Howard Taft (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1973). William Manners , TR and Will: A Friendship That Split the Republican Party (New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969). Alpheus Thomas Mason , William Howard Taft: Chief Justice (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964). William Howard Taft , Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers (New York: Columbia University Press,...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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..., William Howard ( 1857–1930 ) US Republican statesman and twenty-seventh president of the USA ( 1909–13 ). The son of judge and former cabinet minister Alphonso Taft ( 1810–91 ), William Taft studied at the universities of Yale and Cincinnati, qualified as a lawyer, and in 1880 became a member of the Ohio bar. He held various public offices before his appointment as an Ohio superior court judge in 1887 , and in 1890 he became US solicitor-general under President Benjamin Harrison . But he resigned after two years to resume life as a federal...

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Lewis L. Gould

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

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..., William Howard ( 1857–1930 ), twenty-seventh president of the United States, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Taft graduated from Yale and the Cincinnati Law School. He married Helen Herron in 1886 . After a legal career in Ohio, including three years as a superior court judge, President Benjamin Harrison named him solicitor general of the Justice Department in 1890 and he became a federal circuit judge in 1892 . President William McKinley appointed Taft to head the Philippine Commission in 1900 , where he...

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The Oxford Companion to United States History

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..., William Howard ( 1857–1930 ), twenty-seventh president of the United States, chief justice of the United States. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Taft graduated from Yale and the Cincinnati Law School. He married Helen Herron in 1886 . After a legal career in Ohio including three years as a superior court judge, he was named solicitor general of the Justice Department in 1890 and became a federal circuit judge in 1892 . President William McKinley appointed Taft to head the Philippine Commission in 1900 , in which capacity he proved an effective...

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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..., William Howard (b. Cincinnati, Ohio , 15 Sept. 1857 ; d. Washington, DC , 8 Mar. 1930 ) US ; Solicitor-General 1890–2 , Governor of the Philippines 1901–3 , President 1909–13 , Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 1921–30 Born into a family involved in law and politics—his grandfather and father were judges, his father having served also as a Cabinet member—Taft was educated at high school in Cincinnati and took his first degree at Yale, graduating second in a class of 121. He studied law at Cincinnati Law School and was admitted to the bar...

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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...Taft, William Howard (b. Cincinnati, Ohio , 15 Sept. 1857 ; d. Washington, DC , 8 Mar. 1930 ) US Solicitor-General 1890–2 , Governor of the Philippines 1901–3 , President of the USA 1909–13 , Chief Justice of the Supreme Court 1921–30 Born into a family involved in law and politics—his grandfather and father were judges, his father having served also as a Cabinet member—Taft was educated at high school in Cincinnati and took his first degree at Yale, graduating second in a class of 121. He studied law at Cincinnati Law School and was...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0William0Howard William Howard Taft 1857 – 1930 American Republican statesman , 27th President 1909–13 Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race. Popular Government (1913) ch. 3 right of liberty right of property individual ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0William0Howard William Howard Taft 1857 – 1930 American Republican statesman , 27th President of the US 1909–13 Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race. Popular Government (1913) ch. 3 right of liberty right of property individual ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Political Quotations (4 ed.)

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...0WilliamHoward William Howard Taft 1857 – 1930 American Republican statesman , 27th President of the US, 1909–13 Next to the right of liberty, the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race. Popular Government (1913) right of liberty right of property individual ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...William Howard Taft 1857 – 1930 I'll be damned if I am not getting tired of this. It seems to be the profession of a president simply to hear other people talk. Quoted in American Heritage magazine, April 1974 comment to an aide, 1910 I am glad to be going. The White House is the lonesomest place in the world. remark to his successor, Woodrow Wilson, 1913 The little brown brother. Taft, Commissioner of the Philippines, was enlightened for his time and intended the unfortunate “little brown brother” designation to inspire decent treatment of the...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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..., William Howard ( 1857–1930 )27th president of the United States, born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Taft came from a politically active family; his father was secretary of war under President Ulysses S. Grant . Taft studied law and also entered Republican party politics while still young; he was named a judge on the superior court of Ohio in 1887 and elected to the position the following year; he was appointed solicitor general by President Benjamin Harrison in 1890 and named to the Sixth District federal court in 1892 . In 1900 President William...

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Lewis L. Gould

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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..., William Howard ( 1857 – 1930 ), twenty-seventh president of the United States , chief justice of the United States . A native of Cincinnati , Ohio , Taft graduated from Yale and the Cincinnati Law School. He married Helen Herron in 1886 . After a legal career in Ohio including three years as a superior court judge, he was named solicitor general of the Justice Department in 1890 and became a federal circuit judge in 1892 . President William McKinley appointed Taft to head the Philippine Commission in 1900 , in which capacity he proved...

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Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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..., William Howard, Administration of . William Howard Taft ( b. 15 September 1857 ; d. 8 March 1930 ), twenty-seventh president of the United States and chief justice of the Supreme Court, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Republican politician Alphonso Taft and Louisa Maria Torrey Taft . After graduating second in his class at Yale College in 1878 , Taft studied at Cincinnati Law School. He began his career as a jurist in 1887 when the governor of Ohio named him to the state's superior court. The following year he was elected to a five-year term on...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft  

(1857–1930)US Republican statesman and twenty-seventh president of the USA (1909–13).The son of judge and former cabinet minister Alphonso Taft (1810–91), William Taft studied at the universities of ...

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