U.S. Presidents – William Howard Taft

Full Name: William Howard Taft

Party: Republican Party

Primarily known for: Protectionism via tariffs, updating the State Department

D.O.B.: September 15, 1857

Birth state: Ohio

Home state upon election: Ohio

Previous career: Secretary of War (and the only President to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court upon leaving office)

Office start date: March 4, 1909

Office end date: March 4, 1913

Reason term ended: Lost re-election

Succession number: 27

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