William H. Taft

Richard G. Frederick
University of Pittsburgh, Bradford, PA, USA

Series: First Men, America’s Presidents
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William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th President of the United States and later the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. He is the only person to have served in both offices. Riding a wave of popular support of President (and fellow Republican) Theodore Roosevelt, Taft won an easy victory in his 1908 bid for the presidency. In his first and only term, President Taft’s domestic agenda emphasized trust-busting, civil service reform, strengthening the Interstate Commerce Commission, improving the performance of the postal service, and passage of the Sixteenth Amendment. This book will take you through the voyage of Taft’s Presidency and life in view of that prestigious appointment. (Imprint: )

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Growing Up Taft pp.1-18

Chapter 2. At the Bar and the Bench pp.19-36

Chapter 3. Governing the Philippines pp.37-58

Chapter 4. Secretary of War pp.59-80

Chapter 5. Becoming President pp.81-100

Chapter 6. The Presidency pp.101-132

Chapter 7. The 1912 Debacle pp.133-156

Chapter 8. After the Presidency pp.157-180

Bibliography

Index

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