Who would win a presidential footrace? A trip to Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace inspires a debate and a trip to see the Washington Nationals “racing presidents.”Read More
The Taft house in Cincinnati is big and it’s yellow. The Taft family moved to Ohio from Vermont in 1838. President Taft’s father, an attorney, moved his family to this Greek revival style home in 1851. The following year, Mr. Taft’s first wife Fanny died, leaving him with two small sons. He then married Massachusetts schoolteacher Louise Torrey, and they had four more children, including our future president, William Howard Taft, born September 15, 1857.Read More
Happy Birthday William Howard Taft, born September 15, 1857 in Cincinnati, Ohio. President Taft apparently disliked being president and preferred his post-executive office position as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
In honor of his birthday, here are some random facts about our 27th president.