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William Howard Taft
(1857 - 1930)

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1857 Born 15 September in Cincinnati, Ohio
1878 Graduates from Yale College
1880 Graduates from Cincinnati Law School
1881 Appointed assistant prosecutor in Hamilton County
1886 Marries Helen Herron on 19 June
1887 Judge in Ohio Superior Court (through 1890)
1889 Son Robert born
1890 Appointed U.S. Solicitor General by President Benjamin Harrison (through 1892)
1891 Daughter Helen born
1892 U.S. Circuit Court Judge (through 1900); serves as the first Dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Law
1897 Son Charles born
1901 Governor of the Philippines (through 1904)
1904 Secretary of War under T Roosevelt (through 1908)
1906 Four Aspects of Civic Duty published
1906 Taft becomes a teetotaller
1908 Taft wins the Republican presidential nomination and defeats Democrat William Jennings Bryan in the election
1910 Begins the presidential tradition of throwing out the first pitch of the baseball year at the season opener between the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics on 14 April
1912 Taft defeated in presidential election by Democratic candidate, Woodrow Wilson
1913 Popular Government: Its Essence, Its Permanence and its Peril published
1913 Serves as Professor of Law at Yale
1914 Serves as joint chairman of the National War Labor Board; The Anti-Trust Act and the Supreme Court and The United States and Peace published
1915 Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers published
1916 Campaigns for Charles Evans Hughes for President
1921 Appointed Chief Justice of the United States by President Harding
1921 Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (through 1930)
1930 Dies 8 March in Washington, D.C. (he and John F. Kennedy are the only two Presidents buried at Arlington Cemetery)
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