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William Howard Taft, former president and chief justice, dies at 72 in 1930

1930.) WASHINGTON, D.C., March 8 — William Howard Taft died at 5:15 p.m. today. Surrendering at last to a combination of ailments, the former President and chief justice passed away after lingering fo... read more

Little known about Taft’s visit to W&J

William Howard Taft was larger than life – especially in the White House. He grew to an estimated 355 pounds, the heaviest U.S. president. Talk about inflation. The chief executive ... him to resign i... read more

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That year, a former president and a future president ran against the incumbent president, who lost, as did the country, which would have been much better off giving another term to William Howard Taft ... read more

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1930: The chief justice of the United States, William Howard Taft, resigns for health reasons. (He died just over a month later ... while returning 38 tourists to Tijuana, Mexico. 2017: President Dona... read more

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In 1924, the 28th president of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, died in Washington, D.C., at age 67. In 1930, the chief justice of the United States, William Howard Taft, resigned for health reasons ... read more

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The field included three men who, at one time or another, occupied the Oval Office — the incumbent William Howard Taft ... appointed Taft chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the former presid... read more

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