William Howard Taft (1857-1930)
27th President of the United States of America (1909-1913)
He was preceded in the Presidency by Theodore Roosevelt and after serving one term in office for the Republican Party he was succeeded in 1913 by Woodrow Wilson. His Vice-President was James S. Sherman. From 1910 until his death he served as the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, but is perhaps best remembered for being the heaviest President in U.S. history, tipping the scales at 340lbs. In 1886, he married the "unconventional" Nellie Herron and they were the parents of three children.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 04/04/2019 and last updated on 01/09/2022.