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If it should come his way!

Date:
1907-01-07T00:00:00
Description:
This illustration entitled, "If It Should Come His Way!", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on January 7, 1907, shows a disinterested William Howard Taft standing on the bank of a stream, holding a gaff, willing to reach out and grab the 1908 Presidency if it came his way., William Howard Taft's career was one appointive office after another in Ohio and at the national level. He served as president of the Philippine Commission and in 1901 civil governor of the Philippines. In 1904 President Theodore Roosevelt selected him as Secretary of War. Taft was later Roosevelt's choice to run in the 1908 Presidential election. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman portrays Taft as a barefoot fellow, seemingly uninterested in whether or not he captures the White House, Yet Taft stands with a long gaff, clearly equipped to capture the White House as it floats by.
Partner:
National Archives and Records Administration
Part of:
Berryman Political Cartoon Collection, Records of the U.S. Senate
Related persons:
Washington Post Company., (Publisher)
Source:
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6010681
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