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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

The Supreme Court's long journey home

It took a former chief executive to make things happen. William Howard Taft served one unhappy term as president in the early 20th ... Taft’s health failed and he resigned as chief justice on Feb. 3, ... read more

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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

YEARS AGO

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

Day in History: Battle of Britain; Birmingham Bombing; Lone Ranger Debuts

In 1857, William Howard Taft -- who served as president of the United States and as U.S. chief justice -- was born in Cincinnati ... in connection with the Watergate break-in. In 1982, Iran's former f... read more

David Shribman: Nomination forecasts bitter fight ahead

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

A century later, historians see 1912 campaign as turning point in America

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

A road trip through Ohio’s presidential past

It was President Grant who made Christmas a federal holiday. Twenty-five miles divide Grant’s birthplace from that of William Howard Taft ... to go on to serve as chief justice of the Supreme Court, w... read more

No More Kabuki Confirmations

In the Brandeis case, former President William Howard Taft, a pro-business Republican who would later be chief justice ... is 78.6 days: 72 for Sotomayor and Roberts, and 92 for Alito. So, too, has lo... read more



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