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Taft, William Howard

  • By: Kenneth M. Holland
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

William Howard Taft (1857–1930) was the twenty-seventh president of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930). He was the only chief justice—or any justice—also to have been president. As chief justice, he wrote the ...

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