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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 by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 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 8,795,819 page views. His biography is available in 117 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 115 in 2019). William Howard Taft is the 1,004th most popular politician, the 311th most popular biography from United States (down from 292nd in 2019) and the 42nd 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

Among politicians, William Howard Taft ranks 1,004 out of 15,710Before him are Philip III of Macedon, Alfonso VI of León and Castile, Jiang Qing, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex, Władysław III of Poland, and Adolphe Thiers. After him are Emperor Gaozong of Tang, Jérôme Bonaparte, Frederick III of Denmark, Dionysius I of Syracuse, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and James I of Aragon.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1857, William Howard Taft ranks 14Before him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Henrik Pontoppidan, Alfonso XII of Spain, and Ruggero Leoncavallo. After him are Alfred Binet, Theo van Gogh, Eugen Bleuler, Paul Doumer, Antoni Grabowski, and Axel Munthe. Among people deceased in 1930, William Howard Taft ranks 6Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Fridtjof Nansen, Alfred Wegener, Ilya Repin, and Vladimir Mayakovsky. After him are Zewditu, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Allvar Gullstrand, D. H. Lawrence, Cosima Wagner, and Horst Wessel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Howard Taft ranks 311 out of 15,968Before him are Eminem (1972), William Jennings Bryan (1860), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), and Nick Nolte (1941). After him are Bruce Springsteen (1949), Kevin Costner (1955), Brian Wilson (1942), Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), and Herman Hollerith (1860).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Howard Taft ranks 42Before him are Benjamin Harrison (1833), Andrew Jackson (1767), Dick Cheney (1941), Jerry Brown (1938), William Henry Harrison (1773), and William Jennings Bryan (1860). After him are James Madison (1751), Zachary Taylor (1784), Grover Cleveland (1837), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Andrew Johnson (1808), and James A. Garfield (1831).