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Twenty-Seventh President of the United States

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William Howard Taft, Sixteenth President of the United States

William Howard Taft, Sixteenth President of the United States

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Birth: September 15, 1857

Death: March 8, 1930

Term of Office: March 4, 1909-March 3, 1913

Number of Terms Elected: 1 Term

First Lady: Helen "Nellie" Herron
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William Howard Taft Quote: "The diplomacy of the present administration has sought to respond to modern ideas of commercial intercourse. This policy has been characterized as substituting dollars for bullets. It is one that appeals alike to idealistic humanitarian sentiments, to the dictates of sound policy and strategy, and to legitimate commercial aims."
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Major Events While in Office:

  • Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act (1909)
  • Sixteenth Amendment Ratified (1913)
  • Dollar Diplomacy
  • Antitrust Policy

States Entering Union While in Office:

  • New Mexico (1912)
  • Arizona (1912)

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