William H. Taft receiving his ballot   Save
William H. Taft receiving his ballot
Description: Writing on the photograph reads: "Wm. H. Taft receiving his ballot. Photo. F. Boellinger." This is presumably Taft casting his ballot during the 1908 presidential election, although no date is given. William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States and the 10th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 15, 1857. His father was Alphonso Taft, who had been President Ulysses S. Grant's secretary of war and then attorney general. His mother was Louisa Maria Torrey Taft. He was elected to the presidency in 1908 and served from 1909 to 1913. Taft was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1921 and served as Chief Justice until his death in 1930. Taft is the only person in American history to serve as head of both the executive and judicial branches of the national government. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B03F11_002_1
Subjects: Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930; Elections
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)