27 William Taft

27 William Taft

27 William Taft

27 William Taft
27 William Taft

 
  • Term: 27th President of the United States (1909-1913)
  • Vice President: James S. Sherman
  • Born: September 15, 1857, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 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
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: The Anti-Trust and the Supreme Court (1914), The United States and Peace (1914), Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers (1916)
  • Died: March 8, 1930, Washington, D.C.
  • Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

William Taft Trivia:
Graduated Yale College (1878); Cincinnati Law School (1880). Secretary of War under Roosevelt. February 3, 1913 the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution authorizing income taxes was ratified. It states simply Trivia:
"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration." Taft is the only person to serve as both President and Chief Justice (1921-1930) of the U.S. He inaugurated the custom of the president throwing out the first ball to start the baseball season. Mrs. Taft was responsible for the planting of the Japanese cherry trees in Washington. Taft, who weighed 332 pounds, got stuck in the White House bathtub the first time he used it. A larger one was ordered. The Taft's owned the last presidential cow and the first White House automobile.


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