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William Howard Taft

 
 
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By Devry Jones, February 4, 2019
1. William Howard Taft Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of Our Beloved Brother
William Howard Taft
Founder of The University Club of Washington DC
27th President of the United States
10th Chief Justice of the United States

Rededicated by the Grand Lodge of the Free And Accepted Masons
of the District of Columbia
on this day, November 14, 2018 A.D. - 6018 A.L.

 
Erected 2018 by The University Club of Washington DC.
 
Location. 38° 54.284′ N, 77° 2.184′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 16th Street Northwest and Sumner Row Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 16th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1135 16th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Metropolitan AME Church (about 400 feet away); Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church (about 400 feet away); Saint Augustine Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Statler Hotel (about 600 feet away); Linotype Model 31
William Howard Taft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 4, 2019
2. William Howard Taft Marker
(about 600 feet away); Katharine Graham (about 700 feet away); Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsGovernment & Politics
 
The University Club of Washington DC image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, February 4, 2019
3. The University Club of Washington DC
William Howard Taft image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 31, 2019
4. William Howard Taft
This c. 1910 portrait of William Howard Taft by William Valentine Schevill hangs in the National Gallery in Washington DC.

“William Howard Taft would have much preferred it if his White House predecessor, Theodore Roosevelt, had appointed him to the Supreme Court. But Roosevelt had other plans for this man who had been one of his most trusted advisers. In November 1908, the good-natured Taft found himsetf elected to the presidency as Roosevelt's hand-picked successor.

In many respects, Taft's administration continued Roosevett's progressive reforms that sought to monitor the nation's economic life. But many of Taft's old allies questioned the sincerity of his commitment and ultimately regarded him as a betrayer of the Roosevelt legacy. As a result, in Taft's bid for reelection ih 1912, he faced a challenge not only from Democratic hopeful Woodrow Wilson but also the third-party presidential candidacy of the man who had put him in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt. In the three-way contest, Taft came in a distant third.”
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 120 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 4, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   4. submitted on February 5, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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