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Coffeyville in Montgomery County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

William Howard Taft

27th President

 

—United States of America —

 
William Howard Taft Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 30, 2011
1. William Howard Taft Marker
Inscription.

on this site, September 25, 1911,
while on a train tour of
eastern Kansas,
President Taft addressed
30,000 citizens
of the Coffeyville area.

Dedicated September 25, 1991

 
Erected 1991 by Coffeyville Citizens Restoring The Past.
 
Location. 37° 2.111′ N, 95° 36.932′ W. Marker is in Coffeyville, Kansas, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on 9th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coffeyville KS 67337, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Downtown Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Perkins Building (within shouting distance of this marker); George B. Cubine (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles T. Connelly (within shouting distance of this marker); Lucius M. Baldwin (within shouting distance of this marker); Bethel AME Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Dalton Defenders (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coffeyville.
 
Also see . . .
1. President William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 30, 2011
2. William Howard Taft Marker
Dalton Defenders Memorial at left, with Perkins Building in background
. (Submitted on November 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Coffeyville, Kansas. (Submitted on November 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Coffeyville in Taft Humor & Anecdotes. (Submitted on November 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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William Howard Taft image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
3. 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.”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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