William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) served as the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913) and as the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a position in which he served until a month before his death.the source/read more: Wikipedia William Howard Taft – Famous MasonsMaking a Mason at Sight: The Case of President-Elect Taft © by Michigan Masonic Museum and Library. We recommend to visit its YouTube channel. This page is not finished yet. Help us to complete the construction by becoming our Patron.