In Struggle With Weight, Taft Used a Modern Diet
He got ... weight.” By the time Taft was inaugurated as president in 1909, he had indeed regained all he had lost, and more, weighing 354 pounds. He became the butt of jokes, with many relishing a story that he had gotten stuck in a White House bathtub.
William Howard Taft didn’t deserve to become Nationals’ 5th Racing President
When the popular Racing Presidents step onto the ... But the choicest anecdote about Taft’s weight — that he once got stuck in the White House bathtub and it took six men to yank him out — isn’t true. “It’s a good story, but I haven’t found ...
A president for our times: William Howard Taft ushered in an era of American gluttony
as well as the legendary tale where Taft got stuck in the White House bathtub, freed only when staffers used butter to dislodge him. That story has stuck because, true or not, no other president could have inspired it. It's at this point that Taft's story ...
Opening Day 1910: President Taft Throws Out the First Pitch
Fortunately Taft was a baseball fan and open to the idea of throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day. A special box was erected for the over 300 pound President (legend has it he once got stuck in the White House bathtub), his wife and staff.
Fact or fiction: Taft got stuck in a tub?
the nation's heaviest president–William Howard Taft–and a story about the his getting stuck in White House bathtub comes up. But that got us thinking–does the Taft tub story really hold water? Follow @politicalticker It's true that weight was an ...