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William Howard Taft

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In office: March 4, 1909 March 4, 1913

Born: September 15, 1857, Cincinnati, Ohio

William Howard TaftWilliam 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 retirement.

Where is William Howard Taft buried?

  • Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

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Angels on your pillowArlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

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