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Taft

William Howard. 1857--1930, US statesman; 27th president of the US (1909--13)
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Despite the fact that "Helen Taft is not the first name that comes to mind" in regards to musical patronage in the White House, Gould makes a compelling case for the significance of her role (71).
Instead, Gould might have studied the impact of Roosevelt's destructive relationship with his final Congress on Taft's choices and actions, especially regarding tariff reform and the other pieces of the 1908 platform that Taft pursued through 1910.
Taft, who would have preferred an appointment to the Supreme Court, won the election, but did not agressively pursue Roosevelt's activist policies.
The 1940 race began with Tom Dewey, who had gained national attention as a crusading district attorney, comfortably in the lead for the Republican nomination, with over 50 percent in the Gallup poll, followed by Ohio senator Robert Taft and Michigan senator Arthur Vandenberg.
Taft weighed more than 300 pounds throughout his presidency and had a large neck.
Taft calls them, were created (often forcibly) from former Orthodox communities.
11 Taft Road is owned by Taft Associates, a partnership between Wilson Associates and Branca Associates, of East Rutherford.