Chief Justice William Howard Taft of the U.S. Supreme Court is pictured at New Haven, Conn., June 20, 1923, as he attended commencement of the class of 1923. Taft, former President of the United States and one-time member of the faculty at Yale, is a graduate of Yale in the class of 1878. (AP Photo)
The Nationals introduce "Bill" (William Howard Taft) as the newest addition to the running presidents on opening day as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 2-0 at Nationals Park, Washington, D.C., Monday, April 1, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
President William Howard Taft was the heaviest of American presidents and had a 54-inch waist, but he was elected in 1908 and subsequently installed an extra-large bathtub in the White House to little fanfare. More than a century later, can a heavy-set candidate win?
**FILE** In this 1912 black-and-white photo, President William Howard Taft is seen throwing out the first ball on opening day for baseball, to start the season for the Washington Senators in Washington. (Associated Press)