William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and later the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices.
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... Five generations of the Taft family descendants lived at Elmshade ... Taft, Bezaleel Jr's son ... The "Life of Alphonso Taft by Lewis Alexander Leonard", on Google Books, is a particularly rich source of the history of the Taft family in Massachusetts ...
... William Howard Taft High School is a public secondary school in the Northside Independent School District ... Taft High School was the fifth NISD high school, and the first one outside of Loop 1604 ... the school is named for a United States Supreme Court justice, in this case former Chief Justice William Howard Taft, who also served as President of the United States ...
... Taft retired as Chief Justice on February 3, 1930 because of ill health ... Five weeks following his retirement, Taft died on March 8, 1930, the same date as Associate Justice Edward Terry Sanford's unexpected death ... The house at which Taft died is now the diplomatic mission of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United States ...
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... President William H ... Taft pardoned, commuted or rescinded the convictions of 758 people during his term ...
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