Chinese name: William Howard Taft
Foreign name: William Howard Taft
Nationality: United States
Place of Birth: Ohio
Date of Birth: September 15, 1857
Died: March 8, 1930
Occupation: Lawyer, Officer
Graduated from: Yale University
Major achievements: 27th President of the United States
Party: Republican Party
William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857-March 8, 1930), son of Alfonso Taft, 34th Minister of Justice. The 27th President of the United States (1909--1913), served as Chief Justice (1921--1930) after leaving office. Prior to his election, Taft was a Republican. He was elected as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Cincinnati in 1887, a Deputy Secretary of Justice of the United States of America in 1890, and a Judge of the Sixth Circuit of the United States Federal Court of Appeal in 1891. Taft was appointed Governor of the Philippines by President William McKinley in 1900, and was appointed Secretary of the Army by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1904. He won the presidential election in 1908 and became the 27th President of the United States in 1909. In 1921 Appointed by President Harding as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
In 1880, he graduated from the Cincinnati Law School and began working in law. Judge of the High Court of the State in 1887.
From 1890 to 1892 he was the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Justice.
Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit from 1892 to 1900.
In 1900, he served as Chairman of the Second Philippine Commission and organized a civilian government in the Philippines.
In 1901, he became the first Governor of the Philippines in the United States. He devoted himself to economic development and was loved by the local people for his outstanding achievements.
In 1904 he served as Secretary of the Army.
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