William H. Taft

The 27th President of the United States, Taft also became the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court after his term in office.

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Which president got stuck in a bathtub?

The story is told that President William Howard Taft (in office 1909-1913) got stuck in a White House bathtub and it took several men to pull him out. The truth of the story can not be verified-- it is almost certainly false. What is true is that Taft was very heavy , weighing in at over 300 pounds, and that a new larger bath tub was installed for him in the White House. See the related link for a picture of the four installers sitting together in the new tub.

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An example of president tafts dollar diplomacy?

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Why did William Taft leave office?

Twenty-seventh President of the United States, Republican William Howard Taft, who was in office from 1909 to 1913, was beaten in the 1912 Presidential election by Democrat Woodrow Wilson.

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Did William Howard Taft have any pets?

Yes, he had one cow named Pauline for his pet. he kept Pauline in the White House garage.

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Where is Taft's bathtub?

His famous big bathtub was in the White House. It has been replaced and I do not think it was preserved anywhere.

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What did William Howard Taft do for fun?

Biking is what he did for fun!he also loved to read and play baseball in school years!

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Did William Howard Taft believe in women's rights?

no

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When did William H Tafts parents die?

his dad died in 1897. his mother died in 1908

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Which action of President Taft angered the progressives in his party?

Dismissing James Sherman as his Vice President

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Who was William Howard Taft?

William Howard Taft (born September 15, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio; died March 8, 1930 in Washington DC) served as the 27th President of the United States between March 4, 1909 and March 4, 1913.

Taft also served as the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, the 42nd United States secretary of war, the 1st Provisional Governor of Cuba, the 1st US Governor General of the Philippines, the Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the sixth Solicitor General of the United States.

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What White House fixture had to be replaced during William Howard Taft term?

Taft arranged for a larger bathtub to be installed in the White House. This installation prompted the legend the Taft got stuck in the old tub and had to be helped to get out of it.

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Did President Taft break a bathtub?

willam Howard taft did not break a bathtub he got stuck in one and it took four men to get him out they used a gallon of butter and he did not break the bathtub the bathtub broke when it was dismanteled and taken out of the whitehouse and was smashed

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Who is William H. Bonney?

William H. Bonney was a robber and murderer of the American Wild West. He lived from 1859 to 1881. He was known as "Billy the Kid".

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What was President William Taft's Dollar Diplomacy?

Dollar Diplomacy is the term used to describe the efforts of the United States - particularly under President William Howard Taft - to further its foreign policy aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries.

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What companies does Aggreko compete against?

Power Plus Utilities is a large temporary power company with over 40 offices thoughout the United States. They are a temporary power solutions provider that specializes in temporay utilites and generators. They have provided power to movie sets, cogeneration, refinery turn arounds, disaster relief, mining and aggregate, petrochemical, on and off shore drilling rigs and nearly any circumstance a temporary power solution has been needed. In addition to the temporary electrical and generator solutions they are also capable of providing wind and solar solutions.

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Who were William Howard Taft's running mates?

James S. Sherman of New York was his vice-president and running mate in 1908 and 1912.

However, Sherman died just before the election and was replaced with Nicholas Murray Butler, president of Columbia University.

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Who designed the US Supreme Court Building and when was it built?

Chief Justice William Howard Taft (U.S. President 1909-1913) convinced Congress to allocate funds for the U.S. Supreme Court's permanent home in 1929. Construction began in March 1931 and concluded in April 1935. The new building opened in October 1935, the Court's 146th year of existence.

Architect Cass Gilbert, a friend of Taft's, was charged with designing "a building of dignity and importance suitable for its use as the permanent home of the Supreme Court." Gilbert chose to construct the 304' x 385', four-story marble building in the Roman Neoclassical style to complement nearby Congressional buildings.

Unfortunately, both Taft and Gilbert died before construction was complete. The project was continued under the supervision of Chief Justice Hughes and architects Cass Gilbert, Jr., and John R. Rockart.

Construction, sculpture and furnishings cost less than the $9,740,000 Congress had allotted, so $94,000 was returned to the Treasury when the new building opened in 1935.

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How tall was William Taft?

William Howard Taft was 5' 11 1/2" and about 340 lbs at his heaviest. By the time he died he was 240 lbs. For his height he was obese.

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What year was William H. Taft born in?

1857

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When were William Howard Tafts children born?

Taft had three children with his wife Helen Herron:

Robert Taft Sept. 8th, 1889

Helen Taft Manning Aug. 1st, 1891

Charles Phelps Taft II Sept. 20th, 1897

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What did William Howard Taft do wrong as president?

He was lazy, he didn't really care that much about politics, overall he was very ineffective

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What was unusual about the election of 1912?

The unusual feature of the 1912 president election was the strong third-party showing by Theodore Roosevelt, who beat the incumbent Republican President William Howard Taft, but let the Democrat Woodrow Wilson win the election. This was the only time in history that a third party candidate came in second. Roosevelt tried to get the Republican nomination, but when he failed to do that, he organized his own "Bull Moose" party and ran for them. Added together, he and Taft had more than enough votes to win the election over Wilson. Wilson was the first Democrat to win since Cleveland in 1892. Eugene V. Debs, a fourth party Socialist candidate won about 6% of the popular vote but no electoral votes. Because all three major candidates were progressive, progressive votes were split.

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What was William Howard Taft's favorite music?

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What year did William Howard Taft get stuck in a bathtub?

March 4, 1909 is the date given by some. In actual fact, the story about his getting stuck is almost certainly not true. It gained credence from the fact that Taft was very heavy and ordered a new , extra large bathtub to be installed in the White House.

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Why did Payne-Aldrich Tariff hurt Taft's popularity?

the tariff for print paper increased, so printing companies were angry. they criticized Taft in the newspapers, which made more people dislike him.

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