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1857 Dorn September 15, at Cincinnati, Ohio.
1874 Graduated from high ichool.
1878 Graduated from Yale; second highest In scholarship In hit class and
Its most popular man. '
1880 Graduated from Cincinnati Law 6chool, dividing first honor with
another student; began practice.
1801 Appointed assistant prosecuting attorney.
1882 Appointed collector Internal revenue at Cincinnati.
1883 Resigned colleetorshlp to take up, practice of law.
1886 Married Miss Helen Herron, 'daughter of John W. Herron, of Cincin
nati. 1887 Appointed Judge of superior court of Cincinnati, by Gov. Foraker.
1888 Elected Judge of the superior court of Cincinnati to succeed himself.
1890 Appointed solicitor general of the United States by Pres. Harrison.
1892 Appointed United States circuit Judge for the Sixth Judicial circuit
by Pres. Harrison.
1896 Professor and dean of the law department, Cincinnati law school.
1900 Appointed president of the Philippine commission by Pres. McKlntey.
1901 Appointed first civil governor of the Philippines.
1902 Conferred with Pope Leo XIII, at Rome and settled dispute Over
1904 Appointed Secretary of War by Pres. Roosevelt.
1904 Visited Panama on Inspection tour; looked Into work on the canal.
1905 Chosen president of the Red Cross Society.
1906 Acted as provisional governor of Cuba and brought order out of chaos.
1907 Visited Panama, Cuba, ard Porto Rico.
1907 Visited Japan, China, Germany, and Russia; opened congress at
1908 Nominated for the Presidency by the Republican party and resigned
1909 Inaugurated 27th President of the United Statee.
(Continued From Pase 1)
irfufinl Unit liu might scivp hla coun
try where Ills services seemed most
Comes of New England Stock.
William Howard Tnft first uvea in a
n presidential possibility In Cincinnati,
Ohio, Sept. 15 1857, nml when he takes
hlii place In the White Houso to
day ho will ho just 51 years, 6
months, anil 19 days old. Ho Is the
ton of JiiiIrc Alphonso Tan, of Cin
cinnati, nml Mrs. Louisa Torrcy Taft,
both of New England stock, although
Judge Taft moved to Cincinnati hcn
he was 21 yean old. It Is Interesting
to noto that Mr, Taft has followed In
liln father's footsteps, although ho
strodo beyond the limit reached by
JiiiIro Tafl. For Judge Alphonso Tnft
was n law) or, a member of tho su
perior court of Cincinnati and sccro
tnry of war under (.rant. In addition
to these nfllces, lie was also attorney
gcncrnl In drain's cabinet, and Presi
dent Arthur appointed him minister
to Austria nml to Hussla.
Mr. Tnft represents tho novcnth gen
eration of Tufts In America; Robert
Taft n houscwrlght, having emigrated
from England In 1G69 and settled at
Menton, Moss. Ills grandfather, Judgo
Peter Itnwson TafL born In 1785, and
married to Sylvia Howard, moved to
Cincinnati from Townshcnd, Vt., In
1811. Taft's ather was twice married,
tho first tlmo.to I'nnnle Phelps of
Townctiend. Uy this marriage he had
two sons, Charles Phelps, tho well
known Cincinnati editor, nml Peter
nawFon, who died in infancy. In 1854
Judge Taft man led again, this tlmo
to Miss Louisa M. Torroy of Mllllmry,
Mass., who died In December, 1907.
Their children worn Wllllsm Howard
Tnft, Henry W. Tail, a New York law
yer: Horace I). Taft, headmaster of
Taft school at Wntcrtown, Conn., and
Pnnnlo l.milso, wife of l)r. William A.
Edwards of Los Anxclcx, Cut.
Was Known as "Lub" Taft.
Mr. Taft'K mother woh the dnughter
nf Hamiicl Torroy of Mllllmry, Mass.
Tho first of tho Torrcys to conic to
this country was William, who sailed
from Somerset, England, to Wey
mouth, Mass., In 1640. Ho was for
many years a member of tho house of
deputies and captain of tho militia.
The Torrcy family has for generations
been well known In Now England.
Mr. Taft attended tho public schools
In Cincinnati. Hla brothers were
bright nbovo tho average, nnd many
of his playmates have attaints! honor
able distinction since those days, but
It becanio tacitly agreed that Will
Taft. was to amount to a good deal In
tho future. Ho was a good-natured,
big hoy, with bonA too big for htm,
inspiring tho nlck-nnmo "Lubber,"
which was sometimes shortened to
"Lub." nut "Lub" Taft wns not n
slow nioer In splto of Ms size. Ho,
was n hard worker in tho study hall
nnd entered the field of boyish sports
with tho snme zest. It Is on record
that ho sometimes announced that ho
would bo President of tho United
States when tho slight obstacle of a
few )cars was onco remedied. Ho
loved history, ho loved to read, but ho
was not a "grind," In fact, although ho
stood second in his class at Yale when
ho graduated ho novcr became a
"grind," Ho morcly labored away nt
each of his lessons until lie got It, but
ho novcr forgot that ho was human
or how to ho a hoy, or how to get tho
Joy out of life. Several of his school
teachers who nre still living say thnt
they rememper well Will Toft's ability
In the school-loom and they predicted
great things for him oven Jlicn.
Mighty Wrestler at Yale.
Whon Mr. Tuft wub 17 years old ho
grndunted from Woodward High
School and went to Yale university,
entering the academic department. In
tho class of 1878. which produced -a
number of men who have mado their
marks In tho world, including Edward
n. Whitney, John Trumbull, the Chi
lean patriot; Herbert W. Bowen.
Churlcs II. Shaw, Stanley W. Dexter,
William T. Gilbert. Frederick Potter
of Now York, and Alfred Illpley of
Iloston, It didn't take Tnft more than
Ihrop hours to Ix-romo prominent in
tho class of "78. Ho leaped Into locu
fniuu tho first night ho wns In college
by throwing tho sophs' heavyweight
wrestler during tho mutual freshman
sophomoro rush on historic old Hop
kins Grammar school lot As a sopho
moro himself tho next year ho won
tho heavyweight bout for his class,
nnd nil through his college course he
kept up his wrestling. Ho was a good
boxer, too. In tho class regatta at
Lake 8altnnstall, when he was a fresh
man, ho stroked his class crew, Trut
while ho was in closo touch with tho
nthletlCH of tho college, for tho most
part ho confined his own athletic En
deavors to wrestling and boxing. It
might bo mentioned In this connection
that whllo Taft has always been big,
a big boy and n big man ha has novor
been "soft." His opponents havo
found him as hard as nails In tho ring;
he has always been noted for his light
pees on his feet, and Is accounted a
good dancer today. If ho Is big of
girth, ho Is also big of shoulder and
doep-chostod, Ho cannot bo classed
as, a fat man; he is morcly "big!"
In college ho was a leader In all (ho
undorgraduato activities. Ho was tho
best debater In collcgo; ho was a
member of many of the secret so
cieties which hac been idontlfled
with collcgo llfo at Yale, Including
Doltn, Kappa, Tl Thcta, Psl, Ho Iloulc,
Psl Upcilon, and Skull and Doncs. So
well had ho prepared for collcgo nnd
nor-canity did his mind grhsp ilia
studies beforo him that ho bad time
to devote to a multitude of other
things and still graduate as tho second
highest scholar In his class. Ho was
voted tho best all-round man and tho
most popular In tho class, and his hold
upon tho affections of his clnssmntcs
If.ns strong today as It wns 30 years
Whin "Old Illtl Taft," as ho was
known, left college ho went back to
Cincinnati nnd look up tho study of
law In his father's office. He wns not
quite 21 jearH old when ho left Now
Hncu, Whllo ho wns studying law
ho did some court reporting for n
newspaper owned by his half-brother,
Charles P. Tnft. His salary was nt
first 6 a week, but ho did so well that
Murat Halstead, editor of tho Cincin
nati Commercial, employed him at 25
a week. Ho kopt up his studies, how
ever, nnd In 1880, tjo was graduated
from the Clnclnnntl Law school, divid
ing first honors with another student
and was soon after admitted to tho
Thrashed Blackmailing Editor.
It was during the fall pf 1880 that
Toft thraBhed the editor of a black
mailing paper in Cincinnati and drove
him out of town. It Is noteworthy that
"Jllir' Taft took this fight upon him
self, not because tho 'editor, whoso
namo was Rose, had slandered him,
but because ho had slandered his
father, Judge Alphonso Taft, Itoso was
known as a dangerous man, had lieen
a prize fighter. But "IllB, Dill" Tnft
waded right Into tho newspaper man
and gave him tho soundest thrashing
of his life, and then allowed him a
certain amount of tlmo to leave town
beforo . repeating this performance,
Rose left Cincinnati ami did not re
turn for many years. When ho did ho
went to bco Mr. Taft and told him
thnt he had been nil readv for him on
tho eventful day of the fight, but' that
he had oxpected Taft to lead with his
right, a custom of most amateurs,
whereas Tuft had uwiinc on him with
his left, and put him 'down and out bo-
fore he realized what was happening,
Rose apparently bore no malice for
tho attack, and In this he showed him'
self, like many other men who have
run counter to Taft. It Is hard for
mm to keep enomles. It seems.
Mr. Tnft was hardly out of his boy
hood beforo ho was called to public
office. First ho was prosecuting attor
ney nnd helped to drive out tho old
Campbell ring, whose Influenco had so
long dominated tho Cincinnati court
house. In 1881 he became collector of
the Internal revenue for tho First Ohio
district, and demonstrated tho same
ability In business which he had
shown In law. In snlto of tho fact that
this was a big Job, It did not nppesl
to him, and ho resigned to co hack to
tho practice of law with his father's.
old partnor, II, P. Floyd. In 1883 ho
becanio assistant county solicitor, and
In 1887 Son. Foraker, then governor of
Ohio, "appointed him to tho Superior
'court of Cincinnati to succeed Judsoii
Harmon, who ,hnd resigned to enter
Pres. Cleveland's cabinet.
Marries Miss Helen Herron.
Dan Cupid had don'o his work well
wllh big Dill Tnft, and in 188G he mar
ried Miss Helen-Herron, .daughter of
Hon. John W. Herron, of Cincinnati,,
and she. It Is who Is now the'
first Indy of Iho.laud. They have
Jhrco children Robert Alphonso Taft,
wno s n junior at Ynlo and n high
stnnd man ilierc; "Mies Helen Tail, a
student nt Rryn Mawr, and Charles
Phelps Tnft, otherwise known as
"Chhrllo"' Taft, who Is 11 years old,
and threatens to keep the White
House In a state of healthy excitement
for some tlmo to come, f
Tho appointment of Taft to tho su
perior court was unsolicited, on his
part . Gov, Foraker had noticed the
work of the young lawyer and picked
him to fill the place, notwithstanding
the fact that ho was llttlo moro thnu
28 )cars old. The following year Taft
ran for reelection to tho Judgeship,
nnd won cnslly by moro than fi.000
votes. Ho was elected to Bcrvo n Ave
year term, but In 1890 ho resigned to
becomo United States solicitor general
under tho appointment of President
Harrison. Whllo filling this Important
offlco, It fell to him to construo and
enforce tho Sherman anti-trust law,
and It became his duly nlso to defend
tho famous act of Speaker Reed In
compelling n count of tho members
who wcroprcBcnt in tho House, but
who refused to vote, nnd his success
In this instanco established the now
and progressive legislative procedure.
Why, ho portlncntly asked should tho
House compel tho presence of mem
bers If they could render futllo their
uttendanco by maintaining silence?
Another notable, success was tho
famous Derlng Sea fisheries caso,
tvhlch ho won for tho United Stntcs
over tho most eminent counsel repres
enting Great Drltaln.
Ono of tho' most important things
during Tatt's tcniire of office in tho
Department of Justlco wns his meet
ing with Theodore Roosevelt In Wash
ington. Tho two men wero trv con
genial, and their friendship quickly
llpcncd, and has continued tho warm
est until the present day.
His Labor Decisions.
Taft wns not destined to remain so
licitor general for a long tlmo, and Jn
March 1892, was appointed by Presi
dent Harrison, Unltod States circuit
judge for the Sixth Judicial circuit.
Ho had beforo him now taskB for
which ho was woll fitted, Indeed, and
ho rendered decisions, dealing with
both labor and capital, which havo
been made the basis of many decisions
by tho courts since ho left the hunch.
All of his Important decisions havo
stood tho test of tlmo and received
tho unqualified approval of the higher
In tho superior court of Cincinnati
In 1890 ho sustained the decision of a
lower court, which. In tho cute of
Mooro brothers against tho bricklay
er's union, had awarded damages
ngulnrt tho union for a secondary boy.
cott that la, for boycotting n firm
with whom they had no quarrel bo
cause It sold goods to tho employer
with whom they were In dispute. ThIS
became n leading case' on tho l.iw of
bojcqlt and by icason of it tho second
ury boycott tho ono undertaken
ngnlnK a 'strnngor to n pending dis
pute has practically bccil abandoned,
At tho Bame tlmo tho Judge set forth
plainly that labor unions had their
rights and privileges within which
they could not bo disturbed by tho
law. Thcso findings havo been in
dorsed and acquiesced In by all tho
representative labor organizations.
Showed Iron Nerve In Crisis.
It waB.suld of tho young Judgo that
ho lacked dignity; thut he laughed too
easily. Soma, persons thought him'
''easy,' and during tho Dobs strlko of
1894 a labor leader named Phelau
camo down to Cincinnati to call tho
boys out on a railroad which for tho
moment was in receivership In Judgo
Tift 'a court. It looked Ilko an oasy
proposition. Tho whole of tho Missis
sippi valloy was paralyzed by a strlko
of railroad employes, who had tho
country terrorized. No Judgo among
all the graybeards on tho bench hud
leached out a hand to stop tho dis
order. Phelan looked at tho young
Judgo on the bench, and after the
court had enjoined Phelau from Incit
ing tho men to strike, ho held a meet
ing, defied tho court, and called the
men out on strike. Dut Phelau hud
made a haul guess, nnd ho wont to Jull
for contempt of court by order of thnt
samo young Judge, although Phclun
bad threatened tho Judgo should not
leavo tho courtroom alive If the trial
went ngntnst him.'
When tho hoilr'had como to render
tho decision In court, a great sullen
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Thcro wns danger in the air, but
Judge Tart, with tho Taft smllo still
on his face, mounted to tho bench and
quickly rend his decision 'sending
Phelan to Jail. When he had finished,
ho addressed the crowd beforo him,
and his voice rang out In clear chal
lenge to tho forces of disorder as ho
thumped his desk with a big fist.
Won His Fight Handily.
"When you go from this room, I
want you to go with the conviction
that If thcro Is any power In tho army
of' tho United States to run thcso
trains, thcso trains will be run." Then
ho went qulotly away, nnd tho crowd
silently dispersed. Ho had won his
light. Labor has advanced in tho last
dozen years, and tho Tnft decisions
nro now tho bulwarks of labor In Its
fight for better wages and moro cqutt
nblo treatment. For tho Taft deci
sions set in tho law of tho land tho
right to strike; tho right to have union
officials heard in the settlement of dif
ferences, and the right to compel
members of unions to obey any rea
sonable orders from the head of the
union. Judgo Taft was also .tho first
Federal Judgo to summon railway re
ceivers Into court on a charge of re
bating. While Judgo Taft was holding down
a scat on the bench so successfully,
tho war with Spain wns fought and
won, and wo becanio tho possessors of
the Philippine Islands. Tho problem
of what to do with the Islands and
their Inhabitants loomed up, nnd Presi
dent McKlntey looked about to find n
man big enough to undcrtako tho task
of straightening 'things out In tho
Philippines. Ono '-day In 1900 Judgo
Taft received nuurgcnt nicssnge for
him to como to Washington to sco tho
President, McKlnloy begged him to ac
cept tho presidency of tho Philippine
commission. The Judgo frnnkly pro
tested that he did not liellcvo In hold
ing tho islands. Hut McKlnloy pro
vnilcd, oven undor Judgo TnfVs fur
ther objection that his ambition was
Judicial nnd not executive.
For four yearn Taft tolled nil day
and far Into tlic-'nlght as commission
er, and ns first cll governor of tho
Philippines under "tho whlto man's
burden." Ho won tho confidence nnd,
trust of tho pceplo whom ha ruled;
und when ho camo homo ho had thq
knowledge of having accomplished a
i;rcat work. Twice whl'e ho was In
Iho Islands, President Roonnvelt sent
word for hi m to return and take n seat
on the bench of tho Supremo Comt;
thut ho needed him there. Hut each
tlmo Tnft replied that he was needed
to contlnuo the work which ho bad be
gun, nnd tho President let him remain
Ono of tho most difficult problems
which tho Phlllppluo situation brought
up wns thnt relating to tho friars'
lands, which during the course of two
centuries had been acquired by tho
Catholic church, Uy ordor of Presi
dent Roosevelt, Judgo Tnft lsltei'.
Homo In 1902, and after a conference
with Pope Leo XIII, successfully ne
gotiated the purchaso of tho hinds on
a 'basis fair to our own country and
satisfactory to tho Catholic chuich.
Appointed Secretary of War.
When Taft came, buck to this coun
try In 1901 It was to tuke tho wur port
folio In Pres. Roosevelt's second cabi
net. Tho acquisition of so many terri
tories, tho troubles In Cuba, nnd tho
Panama canal havo all tended to
make of tho'Wnr department a colon
ial offlco, Taft has had to lubor with
all thcso problems, When tho sit
uation In Cuba beenmo too acuto ho
was hurried down there and became
provisional govnrnnr until he wus ablo
to turn tho rcliiB to Magoon and como
back to his desk In tho War depart
ment. Ho has been In Panama to look
Into the work and to straighten things
out with the presidents of Colombia
and Panama. In all lie has touched
In tho dependencies of tho United
States Taft has been successful. It
has hern said that his name should bo
apolled "Tact," not Taft.
Until tho campaign Just finished be
gan, Tart had llttlo to do with politics.
Ho was too busy to, mix In them nnd
for only one of tho many offices lip has
held, has ho appeared beforo tho peo
ple. This wus when he ran for Judgo
of the Superior court of Cincinnati to
mcceed himself. Qenrgo B. Cox, who
was Just then, In 1888, aspiring to poli
tical power at tho request of Gov.
Foraker, aided Taft In his fight for tho
election. But while Tuft nccopted his
aid then though ho did not solicit It
Tart has noor been tho man to
stand for "boss" rulo. So when It
camo time for Ohio to shnko off tho
ullo of George D. Cox, Tnf( delivered.
a iipeerii in Aicrnn, umn, in which ho
poii.ed tho weight of his elnquenco
nnd Influence upon the diminished
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heads of tho bosses. It ! said that '
this speech had much to do with tho
defeat of Myron II. Hcrrlck, who wub
running for governor as the candidate
of tho machine.
How He Kept the Czar Waiting.
Many nro tho anecdotes told of Mr.
Tnft nnd his trnvcls, "A mnn must
nmount to something when thoy tele
graph tho news nil around tho world
that ho has torn his pants," remarked
Sen. Bon Tillman of South Carolina.
Ho had Just read thnt Taft hud kept
tho cznr of nil tho Husslas waiting for
a halt hour hecnuso Tuft bad split his
trousers. His brother tells tho story
of tho incident In tho following way:
Perhaps If Bill bad had to get u
certain tailor around Irkutsk and tnko
him through with him to St. Peters
burg, ho might hnvo been nblo tn
avoid tho crlrls. You know, a tailor
must be a regular Michelangelo of his
trade to, do credit to brother Dill's
shape. Ha had this ono pair of dtcss
trousers, nnd they hud been In nctlvo
servlco by land and sea for soma tlmo.
"Some place around 108 cast and 57
north tho left kneo split across, und In
tho same latitude about C2 cast, tho
right kneo went. Bill struggled
through to 37 cast by wearing a black
sock pinned across each kneo under
neath, and then tho board or strategy
met, and ns tho czar would bo waiting
ns booh as tho train arrived It wns
decided not to repair tho breeches till
reinforcements could bo rilshcd to tho
front nnd tho back, I hnstcu to sny.
Mrs. Taft went to work, and the pants
looked all right when sho got through,
especially when brother Bill bad on
that big fur overcoat j on hear all this
A White Leak at Each Knee.
"Tho derlslvo moment arrived, and
Bill put them on for the Important
party. It was a sorrowful hour. As
ho bout his knees getting out of tho
compartment, tho good work wns ull
undone. Thcro wns a whlto leak nt
each knee like a Montana snowdrift.
So my brother Bill climbed back again
and took tlsum off. While his wlfa
worked on ono leg, Hnlllo Ermlnl
Rives worked on tho other. The czar
of nil the Ilussln8 wus still holding tho
poiso nnd wondering why tho great
American did not come. Half nn hour
behind schedule the long, low, rakish
rlclgh thut brought him drew over tho
horizon. It bad been arranged for Bill
and a gran 1 diiko to ride together;
hut after Bill wns In tho grand duko
had to tako another sleigh or else
hook on behind. But anyhow they gut
to Tsnrsknyo Sclo, nnd with n stately
strldo that put no strain on his knees
Bill advanced to bo received. To tho
right or him 1C tons or gold braid,
shiny leather; nnd Jowcled Bwords; to '
the left of him $8,000,000 worth ot
Ikons, honornqlo uniforms, nml flno
raiment; in front of him the mighty
monuich In gorgeous urruy
"But 1 know Just what Dill did. Ilu
smiled us ho can smllo, npologlzed for
being lato, and told Nlcholur about tho
pants. Mil) bo a flicker of doubt rross
ed the listener's face. Then Dill show,
cd him tho darned places on his knees,
nnd thoy begun to talk about tho
rutin o of China."
His 8lze Subject of Many Jokes,
Thcio Is n wholesale sense of humor
Imbedded In Iho Tuftlnn hulk. Mr.
Tuft can tell n Joke, und laugh Ilko tho
roar of n storm. His mind is ns clean
iib a woman's a iolnt concerning
which tho -Roosevelt tustcs nre Impera
tive. Itubcluls, wero hu to return,
would win no Whlto Houso voguo.
Murh has been Joyously written con
cerning tho rotundity or Mr. Tun. Ho
has gained frequent inscriptions ns
the I'alstaft or tho administration. Mr.
Tart himself Is njno to unbend III
gay sallies about his slzo. Ho will tell
of tho lady, whom fio sorved In snmo
West Point ambitions for her son. nnd
who In her gratitude burst forth with:1
"Oh, Mr. Secretary, you oro not
nearly so fat ns they say."
"Madam," loturned Mi. Tun, on this
flattering occasion, "however much I
may havo served you, I am ropald n
Again .Mr, Taft relutos how n negro
hoy, on seeing him In tho buddlu, ex
claimed as If from tho heart:
"Lawd, I pities thut boss!" und, no
cording to the big cublnotcor, tho
horso sighed a rcsponso'to tho senti
ment. Even the silent Mr. Root has hud his
merry fleer nt Mr. Tnft. When tho
latter landed jn tho Philippines, Mr.
Root closed an official cablo by asking
how ho had stood tho voyage.
Mr. Tart ropllcd:
"Stood It flno. Rode horso yestor
day to altitude of 5,000 root. Air Ilko
that or Adlrondacks,
Tn this unguarded pxiiheranco. tho
secretary of stuto responded slyly:
"How's tho horse? Root,"
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