May 30, 1922 : Former President Taft dedicates Lincoln Memorial

Introduction

Former President William Howard Taft dedicates the Lincoln Memorial on the Washington Mall on this day in 1922. At the time, Taft was serving as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Taft remains the only former president ever to hold a seat on the Supreme Court. He served from 1921 to 1930. He recalled his time on the court as his most rewarding career, later saying in his memoirs, I don’t remember that I was ever president.

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May 30, 1922 : Former President Taft dedicates Lincoln Memorial

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    2009

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    May 30, 1922 : Former President Taft dedicates Lincoln Memorial

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  • Access Date

    November 19, 2017

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