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04/03/1909 Presidency of William Howard Taft begins

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William Howard Taft | 60-Second Presidents | PBS

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William Howard Taft | Presidential Minute

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Disney The American Presidents: William Taft

Taft, a Republican, was the 27th United States president. The protégé and chosen successor of incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt, he took office after easily defeating Democrat William Jennings Bryan. In foreign affairs, Taft focused on East Asia and repeatedly intervened to prop up or remove Latin American governments.
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