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Did You Know...

William Howard Taft


William Howard Taft is the only person to serve as both President and Chief Justice of the United States. As President, Taft appointed six Justices to the Supreme Court. After he left the White House, Taft taught constitutional law at Yale and during World War I served on the National War Labor Board. President Warren G. Harding named Taft as Chief Justice of the United States in 1921. During his tenure as Chief Justice, Taft was instrumental in the planning of the Supreme Court Building.

 

Justices of the Supreme Court including Chief Justice Taft, third from left, reviewing the model for the new Supreme Court Building, May 17, 1929.
Justices of the Supreme Court including Chief Justice Taft, third from left, reviewing the model for the new Supreme Court Building, May 17, 1929.
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