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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 (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930), 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 10,368,885 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 117 in 2019). William Howard Taft is the 847th most popular politician (up from 1,003rd in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from United States (up from 311th in 2019) and the 35th 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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Among politicians, William Howard Taft ranks 847 out of 15,577Before him are Nur ad-Din, Cao Pi, Cleopatra I Syra, Lech Kaczyński, Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator, and Louis I of Spain. After him are Frederick VI of Denmark, Manuel II Palaiologos, Ruth, Modu Chanyu, Gustav III of Sweden, and Wilm Hosenfeld.

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Among people born in 1857, William Howard Taft ranks 12Before him are Joseph Conrad, Edward Elgar, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. After him are Alfonso XII of Spain, Alfred Binet, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Eugen Bleuler, Alexander of Battenberg, and Theo van Gogh. Among people deceased in 1930, William Howard Taft ranks 6Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Alfred Wegener, Fridtjof Nansen, Ilya Repin, and Vladimir Mayakovsky. After him are Zewditu, Allvar Gullstrand, Cosima Wagner, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Christiaan Eijkman, and Victoria of Baden.

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Among people born in United States, William Howard Taft ranks 249 out of 18,182Before him are Burt Lancaster (1913), Tony Curtis (1925), Desmond Doss (1919), Robert Duvall (1931), Steve Wozniak (1950), and Lee Van Cleef (1925). After him are Joe Dassin (1938), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Paul Samuelson (1915), John Cage (1912), Rocky Marciano (1923), and Ray Kroc (1902).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Howard Taft ranks 35Before him are John Adams (1735), Herbert Hoover (1874), James Monroe (1758), James Madison (1751), Andrew Jackson (1767), and Robert F. Kennedy (1925). After him are Calvin Coolidge (1872), John Quincy Adams (1767), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Andrew Johnson (1808), George Marshall (1880), and Grover Cleveland (1837).