July 4 1901 – #WilliamHowardTaft becomes American #governor of the #Philippines•
July 4, 1901 – December 23, 1903
Arthur MacArthur, Jr.
Luke Edward Wright
•Taft was born in Cincinnati in 1857. His father, Alphonso Taft, was a #USAttorneyGeneral and #SecretaryofWar under #President #UlyssesSGrant. Taft attended Yale and, like his father, was a member of Skull and Bones. After becoming a lawyer, he was appointed a judge while still in his twenties.•Alphonso Taft was the first in the Taft family #politicaldynasty. His son, William Howard Taft, was the 27th President of the United States and the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, and was a member of Yale's Skull and Bones like his founder father; another son, Charles Phelps Taft, supported the founding of Wolf's Head Society at Yale; both his grandson and great-grandson, Robert A. Taft I (also Skull and Bones) and Robert Taft Jr., were U.S. Senators; his great-great-grandson, Robert A. Taft II, was the Governor of Ohio from 1999 until 2007. William Howard Taft III was ambassador to Ireland; William Howard Taft IV worked in several Republican administrations, most recently that of George W. Bush.