Noisemaker, William Howard Taft, 1908

Noisemaker, William Howard Taft, 1908

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Republican presidential candidate William Howard Taft is featured on one side of this metal noisemaker and his running mate Representative James Sherman of New York is on the other. Taft had a distinguished career in law and government long before he ran for president in 1908, the hand-picked successor of President Theodore Roosevelt. Taft had served as a federal judge, Governor-General of the Philippines, the first Provisional Governor of Cuba, and Secretary of War in Roosevelt’s cabinet. In 1908, Taft and Sherman defeated their Democratic challengers William Jennings Bryan and John W. Kerns and the Socialist ticket of Eugene V. Debs and Benjamin Hanford.
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Political Campaigns
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
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