William Howard Taft

Personal

Birthday: 
9/15/1857
Birthplace: 
Cincinnati, OH
Date of Death: 
3/8/1930
Place of Death: 
Washington, DC
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Assistant prosecutor, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1881-1883
Collector of internal revenue, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1882
Private practice, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1883-1887
Assistant county solicitor, Hamilton County, Ohio, 1885-1887
Judge, Superior Court of Cincinnati [Ohio], 1887-1890
Solicitor general of the United States, 1890-1892
Professor and dean, University of Cincinnati, 1896-1900
President, U.S. Philippine Commission, 1900-1901
Civil governor, Philippine Islands, 1901-1904
Secretary of War, 1904-1908
President of the United States, 1909-1913
Kent professor of law, Yale University, 1913-1921

Education

Name of School: 
Yale College
Degree: 
B.A
Degree Year: 
1878
Name of School - Second: 

University of Cincinnati College of Law

The University of Cincinnati College of Law has established a solid reputation as one of the premier small public law schools. It is a part of a comprehensive research institution in one of the most livable cities in the country. The College offers only the J.D. program to fewer than 400 students, creating an academic setting with a very favorable student/faculty ratio and an excellent environment for the study of law. Our graduates have achieved great success in the profession and in the community. We are indeed fortunate to count our graduates among the leaders of the bench and bar as well as in business and in government.

Degree - Second: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Second: 
1880

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. Circuit Courts for the Sixth Circuit
President Nominating: 
Benjamin Harrison
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
03/17/1892
Termination Date: 
3/15/1900
Termination Reason: 
Resignation
Court Name - Second: 
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Court Name - Second: 

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Commission Date - Second: 
03/17/1892
Termination Date - Second: 
3/15/1900
Termination Reason - Second: 
Resignation
Court Name - Third: 
Supreme Court of the United States, Chief Justice
Court Name - Third: 

Supreme Court of the United States

Commission Date - Third: 
6/30/1921
Termination Date - Third: 
2/3/1930
Termination Reason - Third: 
Resignation
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

Allotment as Circuit Justice:
Fourth Circuit, October 24, 1921-February 3, 1930

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