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William Howard Taft’s truly historic ‘double-double’

On June 30, 1921, President Warren Harding announced that former President William Howard Taft ... Supreme Court Justice and presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes replace him as Chief Justice.) ... read more

History's Headlines: Big Bill Taft comes to town

If, in 1913, he reflected back on the previous year, former president William Howard Taft had not much ... being named Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. It was a post he held until his death in ... 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

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The nation’s fattest president loved steaks for breakfast. Then he went on a diet.

One of the most entertaining White House memoirs in history was written not by a president, but by a maid. Her name was Elizabeth Jaffray. From 1909 to 1926, Jaffray was the chief housekeeper for four ... 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

Life after the White House

(It was short-lived — five months later, Johnson died of a stroke.) In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt mounted a third-party campaign against the re-election of his former vice president and chosen successor ... read more


1930: The chief justice of the United States, William Howard Taft, resigns for health reasons. (He died just ... Hudzik, 41, former Cardinal Mooney High School coach who is on the faculty of Youngstow... read more

10 birthday facts about President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft ... the White House, Taft taught at Yale Law School and he was named by President Warren Harding to the Supreme Court in 1921. He was Chief Justice until he retired, shortly before ... read more

Herald & Review Almanac for Saturday, Feb 3

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

Legal history highlight: Two scholars assess the life and legacy of Justice Edward Sanford

After Justice Mahlon Pitney’s resignation in 1922, Chief Justice William Howard Taft – to whom, Scheb writes, Sanford became closest on the bench, “both personally and philosophically” – urged Preside... read more

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