The myth started decades later. Taft came in third, carrying only two states Vermont and Utah.
Learn how your comment data is processed. William Howard's great-grandson, Robert A. The new structure, complete with offices, was completed after Taft's death.
William Howard Taft, a scion of a long-prominent family, was born in Cincinnati on September 15, 1857. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, at age 34. February 6, 2018.
But Taft's honeymoon period in the presidency was brief. Though Roosevelt and Taft together outpolled the Democratic candidate, Woodrow Wilson, by over a million votes, the spilt gave an overwhelming Electoral College victory to Wilson.
Directions to the Park. In 1912, when the Republicans renominated Taft, Roosevelt bolted the party to lead the Progressives, guaranteeing the election of Woodrow Wilson.
Progressives, livid at his defense of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act, failed to credit him with bringing more "trust busting" cases than Roosevelt Standard Oil was dissolved in 1911 , instituting an eight-hour day for federal employees, and supporting the Sixteenth Amendment, allowing the income tax ratified in 1913.
Ranger Program. Taft was widely praised for his work in the Philippines, in sponsoring land reform, road building, and honest and efficient government.
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Taft was persuaded by his wife to accept appointment by President William McKinley as chief administrator in the Philippines.
Unlike Roosevelt, Taft did not believe in stretching of Presidential powers. Another son, Charles P. Taft had been offered Supreme Court seats several times before becoming President.
The latter was its downfall. To Taft, the appointment was his greatest honor; he wrote: Hard work, a good education, and an interest in civic duty are attributes that made the Taft family outstanding leaders over the years. Laws and Policies. The progressives wanted Teddy Roosevelt back in the White House.