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The Court's home, opposite the East Front of the Capitol at One First Street, NE, has no name. It is simply the "Supreme Court building." If it were named for someone, an appropriate choice would be President William Howard Taft, who began pushing for a Court building in 1912. When he became chief justice in 1921—the only former president to do so—he continued the campaign, finally winning congressional authorization in 1929. He died the following year, and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes saw the completion of Taft's dream.  more...


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