William Howard Taft

27th President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
Vice PresidentJames S. Sherman (1909–1912)
None (1912–1913)[a]
Preceded byTheodore Roosevelt
Succeeded byWoodrow Wilson
10th Chief Justice of the United States
In office
July 11, 1921 – February 3, 1930
Nominated byWarren G. Harding
Preceded byEdward Douglass White
Succeeded byCharles Evans Hughes
42nd United States Secretary of War
In office
February 1, 1904 – June 30, 1908
PresidentTheodore Roosevelt
Preceded byElihu Root
Succeeded byLuke Edward Wright
1st Provisional Governor of Cuba
In office
September 29, 1906 – October 13, 1906
Appointed byTheodore Roosevelt
Preceded byTomás Estrada Palma
(as President)
Succeeded byCharles Edward Magoon
Governor-General of the Philippines
In office
July 4, 1901 – December 23, 1903
Appointed byWilliam McKinley
Preceded byArthur MacArthur, Jr.
(Military Governor)
Succeeded byLuke Edward Wright
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
In office
March 17, 1892 – March 15, 1900
Appointed byBenjamin Harrison
Preceded bySeat established
Succeeded byHenry Franklin Severens
6th Solicitor General of the United States
In office
February 4, 1890 – March 20, 1892[1]
PresidentBenjamin Harrison
Preceded byOrlow W. Chapman
Succeeded byCharles H. Aldrich
Personal details
BornSeptember 15, 1857
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
DiedMarch 8, 1930 (aged 72)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Helen Herron (m. 1886)
ParentsAlphonso Taft
Lousia Maria Torrey
EducationYale University (BA)
University of Cincinnati (LLB)
SignatureCursive signature in ink
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