“We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government.”

In office : From March 4, 1909  to March 4, 1913

Born : 15th September,1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Died : March 8, 1930 in Washington, D.C., U.S.at the age of 72


1) William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the US for one term (1909–1913), the 42nd United States Secretary of War, and he was selected by Roosevelt to become the first Provisional Governor of Cuba.

2) Before becoming a president, he was the youngest person who worked as a Solicitor General of the US and after the presidency; he became the tenth Chief Justice of the United States.

3) Similarly to his father, William Howard went to Yale College and then to the University of Cincinnati College of Law from which he became a lawyer. He was the first president who worked in his twenties as a lawyer.

4) Because of the relationship between him and Roosevelt, Taft was appointed as the Secretary of War. Roosevelt also helped him to reach his goal easily and become the 27th president of the US.

5) From the childhood of William, he was known for his persistence and hard-working rather than cleverness. He was a journalist and a reader in his father’s library and this helped him to increase his knowledge about law and political system.<

6) When William left the position, he became a professor at the University where he studied, Yale. At the same time, he did not give up his passion and he continued his activities as a political man and a previous president.

7) During his presidency, William Howard Taft prioritized the matters of East Asia more than the issues of Europe. He sought to break up the Latin American governments and tried to reduce the trade tariffs.