• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1907-01-14
  • Publisher
  • Washington Post Company.
  • Description
  • This illustration entitled, "No Sign of a Vacancy", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on January 14, 1907, depicts William Howard Taft, who had often told President Theodore Roosevelt that he wanted to be appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, waiting outside the door to the Supreme Court, while he waited patiently for the vacancy to open. William Howard Taft had a successful career of appointive pos... more
    This illustration entitled, "No Sign of a Vacancy", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on January 14, 1907, depicts William Howard Taft, who had often told President Theodore Roosevelt that he wanted to be appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, waiting outside the door to the Supreme Court, while he waited patiently for the vacancy to open. William Howard Taft had a successful career of appointive positions in Ohio and in the federal government. He had served as a federal circuit court judge for eight years before serving as president of the Philippine Commission, civil governor of the Philippines and then secretary of war under Theodore Roosevelt. Taft made known his interest in an appointment to the Supreme Court as Chief Justice of the United States. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman portrays Taft in a "little lord Fauntleroy" costume with knickers and wide white collar standing with his dog outside the office of the Chief Justice. The smiling Taft mutters: "Well, he's no quitter yet." In fact Chief Justice Fuller would serve until 1910 by which time Taft was President and had to appoint someone else as Chief Justice. less
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