Before Taft became the 27th President of the United States March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913, he attended Yale and was a member of the “Skul and Bones”. Taft’s father was a founding member.
William Howard Taft was the chosen successor of Theodore Roosevelt and won the election of 1908. When Taft was up for re-election, Roosevelt split the Republican party and was the primary reason Taft lost to Woodrow Wilson. During Taft’s four years in office, it was very uncomfortable for him because of the bickering between the conservatives and progressives.