William Howard Taft Campaign Button, 1908-1912

The Ohio Badge Company and Allied Printing Trades Council (Columbus, Ohio)1908/1912

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

Republican William Howard Taft ran for president twice, in 1908 and 1912. Taft had the support of his friend President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908 and easily won. But by 1912 their friendship had ended. Roosevelt challenged Taft for the Republican nomination, then bolted from the Party after Taft secured enough delegates. The rift allowed Democrat Woodrow Wilson to sweep into the White House.


  • Title: William Howard Taft Campaign Button, 1908-1912
  • Creator: The Ohio Badge Company, Allied Printing Trades Council (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Date Created: 1908/1912
  • Location: United States, Ohio, Columbus
  • Subject Keywords: Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Political campaigns, Presidential candidates, Presidential elections, Buttons (Information artifacts)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Button (Information artifact)
  • Object ID: 72.31.316
  • Image ID: THF157638
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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