William Howard Taft

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27th President of the United States and later chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1857-1930)

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In 1909, Taft was elected the 27th president of the United States and several years after leaving the presidency, he was appointed chief justice of the US Supreme Court, the only individual to serve in both positions.
He would oversee US rule in the Philippines for 13 years, four as governor general and nine as secretary of war and, later, as the 27th president of the United States. While he left an "indelible imprint" on the islands, Doris Goodwin points out the flaws in Taft's attempt to build a democracy from the top down.