Taft William Howard

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Taft

, William Howard 1857-1930.
The 27th president of the United States (1909-1913), whose term was marked by antitrust activity and passage of the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act (1909), which caused a rift in the Republican Party. He later served as the chief justice of the US Supreme Court (1921-1930).
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