President William Howard Taft1

M, #10629, b. 15 September 1857, d. 8 March 1930
Father*Alphonso Taft1 b. 1810, d. 1891
Mother*Louisa Maria Torrey1 b. 1827, d. 1907
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Names and TItles

Titled: 27th President of the United States (William H. Taft) on 4 March 1909.
Titled: Cheif Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States on 30 June 1921.
     President William Howard Taft was born on 15 September 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to, son of Alphonso Taft and Louisa Maria Torrey.1 President William Howard Taft was the son of Alphonso Taft and Louisa Maria Torrey.1 President William Howard Taft married Helen (Nellie) Herron on 19 June 1886 in Cincinnati, Ohio.1 President William Howard Taft died on 8 March 1930 in Washington, DC, at age 72.1 He was buried at Arlington Cementary, Arlington County, Virginia.1
     He became the father of Robert Alphonso Taft on 8 September 1889.1 William Howard's father Alphonso Taft died in 1891.1 President William Howard Taft became the father of Helen Herron Taft on 1 August 1891.1 President William Howard Taft became the father of Charles Phelps Taft on 20 September 1897.1 William Howard's mother Louisa Maria Torrey died in 1907.1 Won the Republican Nomination upon Roosevelts recommendation. Won the 1908 election over William J. Bryan by a popular vote of 7,675,320 to 6,412,294 and an electoral vote of 321 to 162. James S. Sherman was his vice-president. Because of his weight of 332 pounds he was nich-named 'Big Bill'.1 President William Howard Taft became President of the United States on 4 March 1909 replacing President Theodore Roosevelt. President William Howard Taft was over Vice President James S. Sherman as Vice President of the United States on 4 March 1909. President William Howard Taft was replaced as President of the United States by President Woodrow Thomas Wilson on 4 March 1913. William Howard's son was married at wedding of Robert Alphonso Taft and Martha Wheaton Wheaton-Bowers on 17 October 1914 in Washington, DC.1 William Howard's son was married at wedding of Charles Phelps Taft and Eleanor Kellogg Chase on 6 October 1917 in Waterbury, Connecticut.1 William Howard's daughter was married at wedding of Helen Herron Taft and Frederick Johnson Manning on 15 July 1920.1

Family

Helen (Nellie) Herron b. 2 June 1861, d. 22 May 1943
Children
Last Edited1 Jan 2004

Citations

  1. [S231] Presidents.GED online http://www3.dcs.hull.ac.uk/public/genealogy/presidents/…, Brian Tompsett (e-mail address), downloaded December 2003.