William Howard Taft
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William Howard Traft
William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the twenty-seventh president of the United States of America.
Background[edit | edit source]
Prior to his presidency (1909-1913), Taft was a born into the influential Taft family and was educated in law. In his early 30s, he was appointed Solicitor General of the United States by President Benjamin Harrison. He went on to serve the United States Court of Appeals while serving as the first dean and a professor of constitutional law at the University of Cincinnati until 1900. From 1901 to 1904, Taft was appointed as the first civilian Governor-General of the Philippines by President McKinley.
He left the governorship in 1904 to serve as President Theodore Roosevelt's Secretary of War. He ran on the Republican ticket in 1908 and won the Presidency after Roosevelt stated he was not running for a third term. His presidency saw a shift in presidential conduct in which the rule of the law took precedent over the political charisma of Roosevelt's presidency. After his presidency, he returned to law a served as the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court between 1921 and 1930. The Taft tunnel beneath Washington, D.C. was named to commemorate him.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
William Howard Taft is mentioned only in Fallout 3.