Taft, William Howard (09/15/1857-03/08/1930)

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  • Occupation: Jurist, President of the United States, Chief Justice of the United States
  • Number of Terms: 1
  • Committees/Roles: Ex-officio as Chief Justice of the United States; elected Chancellor 12/13/1923


  • Taft, William H. (William Howard) 1857-1930
  • Board of Regents
  • Chancellor of the Smithsonian Board of Regents
  • Chief Justice of the United States
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States President (1909-1913 : Taft)


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Chief Justice


American National Biography. 24 volumes. Edited by John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999; Dictionary of American Biography. Volumes 1-20. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928-1936; Who Was Who in America. A component volume of "Who's Who in American History." Volume 1, 1897-1942. Chicago: A. N. Marquis Co., 1943.

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Regent Tenure: 10/12/1921-02/04/1930


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