Photograph of William Howard Taft's head and shoulders in the center of the button surrounded by blue and white swirls and a blue outer edge
Buttons made by The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark, N. J. U.S.A. Pat April 14, 1896, July 21, 1896
William Howard Taft served as the 27th President of the U.S. from 1909- 1913. Before his presidency, Taft worked as a lawyer and a judge and served as Secretary of War under Theodore Roosevelt. He lost his second election to Woodrow Wilson; after his term, he served as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.