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    William Howard Taft: Oil Portrait by Emily Burling Waite. The striking portrait shows Taft in the robes of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, an office the former president held from 1920 until 1930. The painting measures 40" x 50" and is in a period wood and gesso gilded frame (46.5" x 56.5" overall). Mounted on the frame below the painting is an engraved brass plaque that reads, "William Howard Taft / Chairman of the Central Committee / American Red Cross / November 1915 - January 1919". Taft was named as the chairman of the central committee, the governing body of the American Red Cross by his successor as president, Woodrow Wilson. The artist, Emily Burling Waite, was born Worcester, Massachusetts in 1887 and died in 1980 after a long and distinguished career. Her works are featured in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts - Boston, and many other major American museums. From the Collection of the American Red Cross.

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    May, 2010
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