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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