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Taft Elected President

William Howard Taft Elected President

William Howard TaftOn March 4, 1909, William Howard Taft was inaugurated as the 27th President of the United States. President Taft became the first Honorary President of the Boy Scouts of America in 1911. Every President since Taft has served Scouting in this role. Taft would later become the only president to also serve as a Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.