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Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: September 15, 1857-March 8, 1930

Biographical / Historical

William H. Taft (1857-1930) was an American politician, government official, lawyer, and judge. He served as the president of the United States from 1909 to 1913, and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1921 to 1930.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Ebenezer J. Hill papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 279
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, bills, research materials, and topical files which document the political career of Ebenezer J. Hill, a United States Congressman from Connecticut, 1895-1913 and 1915-1917. Correspondence files contain constituent mail regarding requests for publications, political appointments, favors, and suggested votes on pending legislation. Frequent topics are military pensions, banking issues, currency matters, and U.S. Post Office appointments in Connecticut.
Dates: 1884-1913

William Kent family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 309
Overview: The papers consist of correspondence, writings, topical files, biographical files, scrapbooks, and other material relating to William Kent's businesses, political activities, and family. The papers document his activities as a municipal reformer in Chicago and Northern California; his interests in conservation, recreation, and public control of water power; his campaigns for election to Congress; his service in the U.S. House of Representatives and on the U.S. Tariff Commission; and his...
Dates: 1768-1961

Francis Griffith Newlands papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 371
Overview: The papers contain correspondence, speeches, reports, scrapbooks, and other material documenting the political career of Francis G. Newlands. The papers highlight Nevada Democratic and Silver Party politics and focus on Newlands's legislative programs on transportation, particularly railroads and inland waterways, interstate commerce, irrigation, flood control, land reclamation, currency and silver, conservation and forests, and tariffs. An addition to the collection contains over 600 personal...
Dates: 1869-2017, bulk 1899-1917

Thomas Collier Platt papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 727
Overview: Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, political cartoons, newspaper clippings, printed material, and other personal and family papers of Thomas C. Platt, New York businessman and Republican politician. The collection deals primarily with the inner workings of the Republican party in the state of New York from the 1870's to 1910, with emphasis on the period from 1896 to 1909.
Dates: 1851-1915

Frederic Collin Walcott papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 529
Overview: The early papers relate to Walcott's business concerns and his game preserve. The bulk of the collection covers the period from 1915-1919 when Walcott was with the Rockefeller Foundation War Relief Commission and the U.S. Food Administration. Beginning with 1929 there is some correspondence from his career as Republican Senator from Connecticut. The remainder of the collection relates to Walcott's work in Polish relief (1939-1940) and his interest in conservation. Other persons represented...
Dates: 1850-1948

William Williams family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 558
Overview: Correspondence, papers, and genealogical notes pertaining to the Williams family of Connecticut. The major figures represented in the collection are William Williams (1731-1811), Thomas Wheeler Williams (1789-1874), and William Williams (1862-1947). The collection also contains letters of four presidents.
Dates: 1754-1938