Howard Taft holds a unique position in American political
history. He is the only Presidnet who also served on the
U.S. Supreme Court. He was America's 27th President as
well as the Chief Justice of the the U.S. Supreme Court.
He also holds the record for weighing in as the heaviest
Commander-in-Chief at 300 pounds.
William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 –
March 8, 1930)-President of the United States and Chief
Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Taft was the
only person to hold both of these very important
government positions. He was also a member of Ohio's
politically powerful Taft Dynasty.
1887-1890: Member of the Ohio Supreme
1890-1892: Solicitor General of the United
1892-1900: Judge of the United States Court of
Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Nominated by
President Benjamin Harrison)
1901-1903: 1st Civil Governor of the
1904-1908: United States Secretary of War
(Appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt)
1906: 1st Provisional Governor of Cuba (While
also serving as Secretary of War)
1908: Republinan nominee in the Presidential
Election of 1908
1909-1913: President of the United States
1912: Republican nominee in the Presidential
Election of 1912 (Lost to Woodrow Wilson)
1914: Founded and became first president of the
League to Enforce Peace. This organization called
for the formation of an international "league of
nations" to work for world peace.
1917-1918: Co-chairman of the National War Labor
Board between (during World War One)
1921-1930: Chief Justice of the United States
Supreme Court (Appointed by President Warren G.