Who was William Taft?
Concise Biography, History & Facts About President William Taft
Twenty-Seventh President - William Taft
William Taft Lifespan: 1857 - 1930
Place of Birth - September 15, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Education - Yale College (graduated 1878), Cincinnati Law School (LL.B., 1880)
Term as President - 1909-1913
William Taft Political Party - Republican
Vice President / Vice Presidents - James Sherman
Religion - Unitarian
William Taft, Military Experience - no military experience and there were no wars fought during his term
Name of Wife - William Taft was married to Helen Herron Taft on June 19, 1886. They had 3 Children - Robert Alphonso (1889–1953), Helen Herron (1891–1987), Charles Phelps (1897–1983)
Career of William Taft - Lawyer, Politician, Statesman
Judge in Ohio Superior Court, 1887-90
U.S. Solicitor General, 1890-92
U.S. Circuit Court Judge, 1892-1900
Governor of the Philippines, 1901-04
Secretary of War, 1904-08 (under T. Roosevelt)
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1921-30
Place of Death - William Taft died on March 8, 1930 in Washington D.C.
William Taft was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Next President: President Woodrow Wilson
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President William Taft and the Constitution of the US (17th September,1787)
Information and Facts about any President of America is incomplete without explaining his role and his power in the government of the country. We have therefore included this section regarding the US Constitution. Under the U.S. Constitution the president is the head of state, the commander in chief of the armed forces and is also the chief executive of the federal government.
Facts about Eligibility
Article 2, Section 1, this section of the U.S. Constitution sets the requirements to hold office.
Facts about Term of Office
Following election he, and the Vice President, shall hold his office during the term of four years. ( The twenty-second amendment, which started with the inauguration of Dwight Eisenhower, limits the this to two terms)
President's Executive Oath of Office
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
United States Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8
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