William Howard Taft

1857 - 1930

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William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was the 27th president of the United States, serving from 1909 to 1913, and the tenth chief justice of the United States, serving from 1921 to 1930, the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for reelection in 1912 by Woodrow Wilson after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Howard Taft has received more than 11,698,815 page views. His biography is available in 125 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). William Howard Taft is the 978th most popular politician (down from 840th in 2019), the 283rd most popular biography from United States (down from 249th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Politician.

William Howard Taft is most famous for being the 27th President of the United States. He served as president from 1909 to 1913.

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Over the past year William Howard Taft has had the most page views in the with 1,281,557 views, followed by Russian (76,191), and Spanish (66,443). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tumbuka (298.31%), Mongolian (167.79%), and Belarusian (119.22%)


Among politicians, William Howard Taft ranks 978 out of 19,576Before him are Adolphe Thiers, Artaxerxes II of Persia, Ali Pasha of Ioannina, George Marshall, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, and Thutmose II. After him are Creon, Wilhelm Pieck, William Jennings Bryan, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Geta, and Artemisia I of Caria.

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Among people born in 1857, William Howard Taft ranks 13Before him are Joseph Conrad, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Alfonso XII of Spain, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. After him are Ruggero Leoncavallo, Alfred Binet, Theo van Gogh, Eugen Bleuler, Alexander of Battenberg, and Paul Doumer. Among people deceased in 1930, William Howard Taft ranks 7Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Fridtjof Nansen, Alfred Wegener, Ilya Repin, Zewditu, and Vladimir Mayakovsky. After him are Allvar Gullstrand, Joan Gamper, Christiaan Eijkman, Fritz Pregl, Miguel Primo de Rivera, and Victoria of Baden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Howard Taft ranks 283 out of 20,380Before him are Steve Wozniak (1950), Tony Curtis (1925), Colonel Sanders (1890), Orson Welles (1915), George Marshall (1880), and Gertrude Stein (1874). After him are William Jennings Bryan (1860), George S. Patton (1885), Ava Gardner (1922), Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Eli Wallach (1915), and Joe Dassin (1938).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Howard Taft ranks 44Before him are James Madison (1751), Benjamin Harrison (1833), John Quincy Adams (1767), James A. Garfield (1831), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), and George Marshall (1880). After him are William Jennings Bryan (1860), Jerry Brown (1938), Calvin Coolidge (1872), James Buchanan (1791), Grover Cleveland (1837), and Zachary Taylor (1784).