Born in 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio, into the powerful Taft family, Taft graduated from Yale College in 1878, and later graduated from Cincinnati Law School in 1880. After his graduation from Cincinnati Law School, Taft worked in a number of local legal positions until being appointed a judge to the Ohio Superior Court in 1887. Taft was then appointed Solicitor General of the United States in 1890 and a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1891.
In 1900, President William McKinley appointed Taft Governor-General of the Philippines. In 1904, President Theodore Roosevelt, then a political ally of Taft, appointed Taft Secretary of War in order to groom Taft as his successor to the presidency.
Riding a wave of popular support of President, and fellow Republican, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft won an easy victory in his 1908 bid for the presidency. In his first and only term, President Taft emphasized trust-busting, civil service reform, strengthening the Interstate Commerce Commission, improving the performance of the postal service, and the passage of the Sixteenth Amendment as part of his domestic agenda.
Abroad, Taft sought to further the economic development of undeveloped nations in Latin America and Asia through the method that he termed "Dollar Diplomacy." However, Taft often managed to alienate his own key constituencies, and was overwhelmingly defeated for a second term in the president election of 1912.
After leaving office, Taft spent his time in academia, arbitration, and seeking world peace through his self-founded League to Enforce Peace. In 1921, President Warren G. Harding appointed Taft Chief Justice of the United States, fulfilling Taft's lifelong dream. Taft served in this capacity until his death in 1930.
Weighing over 300 pounds on average, Taft was physically the heaviest American president ever elected. Taft is also, to date, the last U.S. president to have facial hair while in office.
just now, in practice:
Ben: is your uncle chef boyardee?
Ben: cuz you are one saucy bitch
Ben gave another interview about our new live record and once again brought up Jesse being attacked by a lemur.
altphilanthropy.com Interview by Grace Troutman and Chayne Nelson ; Written by Sriya Reddy ; PC: Jukebox The Ghost
After we played our new song Keys In The Car from our new live record, the fine people at Relix Magazine challenged us to try an acoustic version of Bohemian Rhapsody. For better or for worse... here it is....
relix.com Jukebox the Ghost stop by Relix to perform a Queen classic followed by a debut arrangement of their song “Keys In The Car” which appears on the trio’s new record, Long Way Home.
Girls & Boys,
Santa has an early surprise for you this year... you guessed it, It's Juicebox the Toast's debut 146-track spoken-word album: "Hold It In! (Foot In Mouth Disease)", featuring the stupidest, weirdest, most questionable things said onstage throughout our recent national tour!
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Please enjoy, please forgive us, and may your holidays be extra Toasty!
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