William Howard Taft 1857-1930
Judging by the photo above, you would think the man was a German brewer, but William Howard was
actually the 27th president of the United States.
His term stretched from 1909
Taft was the one who appointed
Henry Lane Wilson US
ambassador to Mexico.
THE TAFT - DIAZ MEETING
On October 16, 1909, President Taft met Mexican President
Porfirio Diaz at the Chamber of
Commerce in El Paso, Texas. The two then moved on to meet again
across the border at the Mexican customhouse at Ciudad Juarez.
It was a big deal because it was the first meeting in history
between the presidents of these two countries.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT'S FAMILY
William's father was Alphonso Taft.
Williams' mother was
Louisa Maria Torrey.
In 1886, William married Helen Herron.