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William H. Taft


Picture of William H. Taft
Library of Congress
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1908 Republican President 214398 Win
11-05-1912 Republican President 3914 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 11, 1921 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Married: Helen Herron Taft
Died: February 3, 1930 in Washington, DC

1890-1892: United States Solicitor General
1901-1903: Civil Governor of the Philippines
1904-1908: Secretary, United States Department of War
1906: Provisional Governor of Cuba
1909-1913: President of the United States
1921-1930: Chief Justice, United States Supreme Court

  • California is home to twelve schools named after President Taft; six Elementary Schools (in Orange, Redwood City, Riverside, Santa Ana, Stockton, and Taft), two Middle Schools (in San Diego and Taft), three High Schools (in Sanger, Taft, and Woodland Hills)
  • PLACENAME: The town of Taft [California] changed its name to honor the President. It was previously named Moron.
  • US Currency: William Howard Taft appeared on a "Presidential $1 Coin" that was issued in 2013.