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Taft on the Golf Links, at Hot Springs, Virginia
Taft on the Golf Links, at Hot Springs, Virginia in 1908

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U.S. President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Howard Taft Was Born
September 15, 1857

Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. Later, from 1921 until 1930, Taft served his country as chief justice of the Supreme Court. In an effort to make the court work more efficiently, he helped to pass the 1925 Judges Act, enabling the Supreme Court to give priority to cases of national importance. In 1938, only eight years after Taft retired from the court, his son, Robert A. Taft, was elected to the Senate and stayed until he died in 1953. Do you know any other famous families in American politics?
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