On June 30, 1921 William H. Taft, President of the U.S. from 1909 - 1913, was nominated to be Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President Warren G. Harding. As noted by the stamp at the bottom of the message, the Senate confirmed Taft’s nomination by a voice vote on the same day it was received. Taft was the first and only person to serve as both President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Nomination message of President Warren G. Harding, 6/30/1921, McCook Collection (ARC 306346)
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