William Taft, Chief Justice (1921-1930)

General Information

  • Birth DateSeptember 15, 1857
  • Birth LocationCincinnati, OH
  • Death DateFebruary 8, 1930
  • Death LocationWashington, DC
  • Age of Departure from the Court72
  • Reason for Departure from the CourtRetired
  • Bar AdmissionOhio, 1880

Data Series

Offices

  • President
  • President1909-1913
  • Age on taking office52
  • Number of terms elected as President1
  • Chief Justice
  • Confirmation DateJune 30, 1921
  • Nominating PresidentWarren G. Harding
  • Nomination DateJune 30, 1921
  • ReplacedEdward Douglas White
  • ReplacementCharles Evan Hughes
  • Other Offices
  • State OfficeAssistant prosecutor, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1881–83; assistant solicitor, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1885–87
  • Federal OfficeSolicitor general, 1890–92; chairman, the Philippine Commission, 1900–01; governor, Philippine Islands, 1901–04; secretary of war, 1904–08; president, 1909–13; joint chairman, National War Labor Board, 1918–19