American Presidents

More about William Howard Taft

  • He was known for his affable, malleable nature.
  • His wife, Helen Herron, was the first First Lady to ride with her husband to his inauguration.
  • Mrs. Taft arranged for the planting of 3,000 Japanese cherry trees and personally planted the first two saplings with the wife of the Japanese ambassador.
  • "Don't sit up nights thinking about making me President for that will never come and I have no ambition in that direction. Any party which would nominate me would make me a great mistake."

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