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Chief Justice Taft: Presidency okay, Supreme Court heavenly

William Howard Taft, the only man to serve as President of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, once observed that the Court was his idea of what Heaven must be like. This prompted Justice Felix Frankfurter to declare that “he had a very different notion of heaven than any I know anything about.”

Taft reached “Heaven” in 1920 when President Warren G. Harding appointed him to b...