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He would become a President of the United States of America but that wouldn’t necessarily mean that he would be considered a good one. While many people liked him, he wasn’t considered one of the most effective presidents to ever take the U.S. office.

William Howard Taft was born in 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He attended Woodward High School before going on to Connecticut where he would attend Yale College. He later went back to Cincinnati to attend Cincinnati Law School where he would earn his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1880.

He was an American politician in many capacities. Before he became the 27th United States President, he was the 10th Chief Justice. He was a leader in the Progressive Conservative Wing of the Republican Party. He also served as a Solicitor General of the United States. He was a Federal Circuit Judge and the Secretary of War.

He acquired the nickname of "Big Lub" because of his size. It more or less stuck with him by those who knew him best. His personality won him merit but unfortunately, because of his jovial nature, many of his political accomplishments would go unnoticed.

Taft was recognized for his foreign policy. Under the "dollar diplomacy" he was able to offer aid to the under-developed nations such as Latin America and Asia. He encouraged various investors to invest in the infrastructures in these areas.

William Howard Taft would serve as President of the United States from 1909 until 1913. He would then take on the role of the Chief Justice. He retired from that position in February of 1930. Because of his declining health, he felt retirement couldn’t be avoided. He died one month later of heart disease.


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