[LMB] re OT: William Howard Taft's burial at Arlington

Robert Woodward robertaw at drizzle.com
Thu Mar 17 06:24:45 GMT 2016


> On Mar 16, 2016, at 9:41 PM, Jane Hotchkiss <focsle1928 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> I finally checked with Wikipedia, which says
> "Any former member of the armed forces who served on active duty (other than for training) and who held any of the following positions:   
>   - An elective office of the U.S. Government (such as a term in Congress).
>   - Office of the Chief Justice of the United States or of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States." I don't find a record that he served in the military, unless his period as Secretary of War counts, or the period of serving on the commission of government of the Philippines under the Secretary of War at the same time as Douglas MacArthur (senior), who did not get along with him _at all_.

But he was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (from July 11, 1921 to February 3, 1930), see <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Howard_Taft>.

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