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William Howard Taft spent most of the first 20 years of his career as a lawyer and judge. He had no real interest in politics, but his wife opposed his career as a judge because she felt it was a "fixed groove." Hardly any other President has been so unhappy in office. When he was appointed Chief Justice, eight years after leaving the White House, Taft said it was the highest honor he ever received. He wrote: "The truth is that in my present life I don't remember that I ever was President."
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