WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT n- TAFT’S LIFE Date of birth- September 15, 1857 Where he was born- Cincinnati, Ohio His family- Married: Helen Herron - Children: He had three children Education- He went to Yale at 17 and them onto law at the Cincinnati Law School Death- March 8, 193o because of bad health INTERESTING FACTS Fact- He was the only U.S. President to first serve as President and then chief justice. Fact- He was the largest person to serve as President. He was six feet tall and over 300 pounds. Fact- He never really wanted to be the President and had to have his brothers and family help persuade him into it. HIS BUSINESS LIFE -Jobs he has held- Governor of the Philippines - Secretary of War - Chief justice - Judge -Lawyer He was a Republican HIS PRESIDENCY Election: He was elected in 1908 for the office of 1909-1913 He served as President for one term His Vice President was James S. Sherman He ran against William Jennings Bryan Some facts/Accomplishments - He had the first scientific research done on tariff rates - Nearly twice as much “trust busting” prosecution violations for the Sherman Antitrust act took place during Taft’s four year term as there was during Roosevelt's eight year term - He took the first steps towards a federal budget by asking his Cabinet members to give him a detailed list of their finical expenses LIFE AFTER HIS PRESIDENCY He became of professor of constitutional law at Yale He was appointed to Chief justice of the Supreme Court He was appointed to chairman of the National War Labor Board Elected president of the American Bar Association SUMMARY OF IT ALL I would have to say his greatest strength was that he did twice the “trust busting” as Theodore Roosevelt. This is a strength because it shows that Taft did this while he was in office for half the time Roosevelt was. His greatest weakness would be that he didn’t want to be president. He was glad to leave office and this was his weakness because if he was unhappy in office, he might not have been the best president or choice for the job. He wasn’t considered a good president because of his unhappiness in office. He once said, "I'm glad to be going. This is the lonesomest place in the world.“ People knew of his unhappiness and I don’t think this made him their favorite President. Works Cited Burton, David H. "Taft, William Howard." World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 18 Jan. 2015. "William Howard Taft." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2015. Kelly, Martin. "William Howard Taft Biography - American History." N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Jan. 2015.