William Howard Taft Gets A Job Promotion: From the White House to the Supreme Court
On this day, June 30, 1921, a former U.S. President is named Chief Justice of the United States.
William Howard Taft was the Governor General of the Philippines. He won the confidence of Presidents William McKinley and Teddy Roosevelt, Roosevelt hand-picked Taft as his Presidential successor.
Taft, however, didn’t want the job. His life-long passion was to become a Supreme Court Justice. “I love judges, and I love courts,” boasted Taft. He said a good judge should represent what…
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Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution is essential to our liberties. William Howard Taft attached incredible honor as well as solemn responsibilities to judges and courts.
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