Appointed secretary of war by Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft went on to become the 27th president and the 10th chief justice of the U.S. Taft is the only person to have served in both capacities. As president, his agenda included civil service reform, passage of the 16th Amendment, trust-busting, and strengthening the Postal Service and Interstate Commerce Commission. After his defeat for a second term, he went into academia and the pursuit of world peace via the “League to Enforce Peace.” President Harding appointed William H. Taft as chief justice of the United States. He oversaw a conservative court where he served until shortly before his death in 1930.
The Supreme Court of the United States is the highest federal court of the United States, established in 1788 pursuant to Article Three of the U.S. Constitution. It has the ultimate jurisdiction over all federal and state court cases involving federal laws. The Court normally consists of the Chief Justice and eight associate justices, who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Justices have lifetime tenure unless they resign, retire or are removed after impeachment. The Supreme Court is one of the three branches of the federal government which also includes the Executive (President) and Legislative (Senate and House of Representatives).
This U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Taft History Mug is part of our U.S. Supreme Court series which includes many of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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