Lead: The only man to serve as President and Chief Justice of the United States was William Howard Taft of Ohio.

Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: Born before the Civil War, Taft’s public service spanned several decades at the beginning of the twentieth century. His resume reads like small textbook. Taft's father was a member of the cabinet of Ulysses S. Grant and his son continued the family's active participation in Republican politics after graduation from Yale in 1878. Local political office led to service as a Superior Court Judge in Ohio and eight years as Solicitor General of the United States when he argued the government's case before the Supreme Court. 

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