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Willam H. Taft

27th President (1909-1913)

Born: September 15, 1857
Died: March 8, 1930

Vice President: James Sherman

Political Party: Republican

Next President: Woodrow Wilson

Previous President: Theodore President

Notable William H. Taft Quotes

"We live in a stage of politics, where legislators seem to regard the passage of laws as much more important than the results of their enforcement."

"Anti-Semitism is a noxious weed that should be cut out. It has no place in America."

"A government is for the benefit of all the people."

The Only President to...

William H. Taft is the only president to finish third in his attempt to run for election to a second consecutive term.

He is the only former President of the United States to serve on the Supreme Court. As he was Cheif Justice, this also makes him the only former president to swear in a president.

Interesting William H. Taft Facts

As of 2008, Taft was the last United States President to have facial hair. He was also the heaviest ever to be elected (weighing in at approximately 300 pounds).