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Enthusiasm for a cause sometimes warps judgment.

 
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William Howard Taft, 1857-1930, 27th President of the United States (Republican, OH), Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, Quoted in David G. Plotkin, Dictionary of American Maxims, 1955

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William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft
  • Born: September 15, 1857
  • Died: March 8, 1930
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: President

William Howard Taft was the 27th president of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices. Taft was elected president in 1908, the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt, but was defeated for re-election by Woodrow Wilson in 1912 after Roosevelt split the Republican vote by running as a third-party candidate. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft to be chief justice, a position in which he served until a month before his death.

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