William Howard Taft
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In office: March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913
Born: September 15, 1857, Cincinnati, Ohio
Howard Taft was an American politician, the twenty-seventh President
of the United States, the tenth Chief Justice of the United States, a
leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican Party in
the early 20th century, a pioneer in international arbitration and
staunch advocate of world peace verging on pacifism, and scion of a
leading political family, the Tafts, of Ohio.
Died: March 8, 1930 (aged 72), Washington, D.C.
Taft retired as Chief Justice on February 3, 1930, because of ill
health. He was succeeded by Charles Evans Hughes, whom he had appointed
to the Court while president. Taft died 5 weeks following his
Where is William Howard Taft buried?
- Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
- Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
- Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan