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PRESIDENT WILLIAM H. TAFT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 01/14/1914 - HFSID 5047

WILLIAM H. TAFT William Taft writes to Willard Straight that he received his letter and has written to the Membership Committee of the University Club. Typed Letter Signed: "Wm H Taft", 1p, 6¾x9¼. New Haven, Connecticut, 1914 January 14. To Charles G. Washburn, 28 Union Street, Worcester, Massachusetts.

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WILLIAM H. TAFT
William Taft writes to Willard Straight that he received his letter and has written to the Membership Committee of the University Club.
Typed Letter Signed: "Wm H Taft", 1p, 6¾x9¼. New Haven, Connecticut, 1914 January 14. To Charles G. Washburn, 28 Union Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. In full: "I have your letter of January 12th, and thank you cordially for the kind invitation which you extend to me on behalf of the Worcester County Bar Association, to attend its dinner, to be given sometime during the month of February. In reply I greatly regret to say that I shall be unable to accept. My engagements for February are so crowded, in addition to my regular duties at Yale, that I do not see how I could add another one to my list. Assuring you that I appreciate the honor of the invitation, believe me," William Howard Taft (1857-1930), the only man to serve as both U.S. President (1909-1913) and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1921-1930), was handpicked by Theodore Roosevelt to be his successor. Unhappy in the White House, Roosevelt's former Secretary of War nevertheless proved to be a better "trust buster" than his mentor. Taft attempted to reduce Republican-supported tariffs and empowered the Interstate Commerce Commission to end railroad abuses. He started the process leading to a federal budget, sponsored a bill requiring candidates to reveal campaign expenses and initiated the postal savings system. Taft's decisions, reflecting the conservative rather than progressive Republican platform, led to a parting with Roosevelt, and Taft lost his bid for a second term, finishing third behind Democratic candidate Woodrow Wilson and Roosevelt. Reaching the pinnacle of his career as Chief Justice, Taft supported the Judiciary Act of 1925, which gave the overburdened Court greater ability to determine the number and type of cases it would hear. He was also instrumental in obtaining congressional funds for a new Supreme Court building. Fold creases not at signature. Fine condition.

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