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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

Fact or fiction: Taft got stuck in a tub?

According to Ray Henderson with the William Howard ... Taft was ousted in the 1912 election, President Warren Harding appointed him to Chief Justice of the United States, where he served until weeks b... read more

Medical Mystery: Who’s snoring in the White House?

William Howard Taft was our heaviest president, weighing in at 320 pounds when ... Taft resigned from the Supreme Court on Feb. 3, 1930, and died March 8, 1930 at age 72, weighing 280 pounds. Allan B. ... 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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Instead, those close to Trump repeatedly argued that the president ... including a onetime chief justice, William Howard Taft, who conducted two presidential campaigns and served in the White House fr... read more

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Roosevelt died ... where William Howard Taft spent his final years, a structure now occupied by the Syrian Embassy. Taft's passing was big news in Washington in 1930 because he was the only person to ... read more



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