Familiarize yourself with 27th American president “Big Bill”!

Familiarize yourself with 27th American president “Big Bill”!

William “Big Bill” Taft was the 27th President of the United States. He was also the fattest President at 325 pounds and often would get stuck in the White House bathtub.
Born on September 15, 1857 William Howard Taft was the 27th President of the United States (1909–1913). He later became the tenth Chief Justice of the United States (1921–1930). He is the only person to have served in both of these offices.

Making positive use of his stature, Taft was Yale’s intramural heavyweight wrestling champion. In 1878, Taft graduated, ranking second in his class out of 121. After college, he attended Cincinnati Law School, graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in 1880. While in law school, he worked on the area newspaper The Cincinnati Commercial.

Taft lost approximately 80 pounds (36 kg) within a year of leaving the presidency. His somnolence problem resolved and, less obviously, his systolic blood pressure dropped 40–50 mm Hg (from 210 mm Hg). This weight loss extended his life undoubtedly. Soon after his weight loss, he had a revival of interest in the outdoors; this led him to explore Alaska.

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