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Has any US Supreme Court Justice ever been elected President of the US?

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William Howard Taft was elected President in 1908, and served a single term in the White House, from 1909-1913. He was later appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, which he presided over from 1921 until 1930.

Taft is the only person who was both President and Chief Justice of the United States.
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