Full Name: William Howard Taft
Born: September 15, 1857
Place of Birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Ancestry: English, Scotch - Irish
Father: Alphonso Taft (1810 - 1891)
Mother: Louisa Torrey Taft (1827 - 1907)
First Lady: Helen Herron Taft
Children: Three; 2 boys, 1 girl
Pet(s): Pauline Wayne, the cow
Education: Yale College, Cincinnati Law School
Occupation: Lawyer, Public Official
Military Service: None
Political Party: Republican
Offices Held: 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); Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, (1921-30)
Age at Inauguration: 51
Terms Served: One; (1909 - 1913)
Vice Presidents: James Sherman
Campaign Slogan: None
States Admitted: New Mexico, Arizona
Sport or Hobby: Golf, Riding
Nickname: Big Bill
Died: March 8,1930 - Age 73
Place of Death: Washington, D.C.
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerotic heart disease, high blood pressure, and inflammation of the bladder
He was the largest man ever to be President - 6 foot 2 inches and 350 pounds.
He once got stuck in the White House bathtub and had a special one installed that was large enough to hold four men.
He enjoyed playing golf and watching baseball.
He never really wanted to be President. He wanted to be Cheif Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
He was a good dancer and tennis player.