William Howard Taft

Male 1857 - 1930  (72 years)


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  • Name William Howard Taft 
    Born 15 Sep 1857  Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number Taft-1 
    Died 8 Mar 1930  Washington D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Arlington Cem., Arlington, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2075  Demo Genealogy
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 

    Father Alphonso Taft,   b. 1810,   d. 1891  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Louisa Maria Torrey,   b. 1827,   d. 1907  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F999  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Helen (Nellie) Herron,   b. 2 Jun 1861, Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1943, Washington D.C. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1886  Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Robert Alphonso Taft,   b. 8 Sep 1889, Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1953, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Helen Herron Taft,   b. 1 Aug 1891, Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charles Phelps Taft,   b. 20 Sep 1897, Cincinnati, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F998  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Won the Republican Nomination upon Roosevelts recommendation. Won the 1908
      election over William J. Bryan by a popular vote of 7,675,320 to 6,412,294
      and an electoral vote of 321 to 162. James S. Sherman was his vice-president.
      On June 30, 1921 he became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Because of
      his weight of 332 pounds he was nich-named "Big Bill".


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