William Howard Taft
Birth 1857-09-15Death 1930-03-08
Schiff Meets With Taft To Abrogate The Russo-American Treaty
In response to Russia not issuing American Jews visas Jacob Schiff met with a newly elected William Howard Taft to make good on his election promise to break trade treaty with Russia - Taft declined. An angry Schiff left the White House to pursue other avenues to negate the treaty.
American Jewish Committee Lobbies The House To End The Russo-American Treaty
Just weeks after Schiff’s meeting with Taft trying to end the Russo-American treaty went south on Schiff he rallies the American Jewish Committee and begins lobbying the House of Representatives. In December they get their wish when the House voted 300 to 1 to end the treaty. Taft got the hint and ended the Treaty three days after the House vote.
Taft Ends Russo-American Treaty
Started 1911-12-15Ended 1911-12-15
After a year long press by Jacob Shiff and the American Jewish Committee on the House to abolish the treaty Taft caves two days after a land slide vote by the House. Taft cancels the trade treaty with Russia two days after the 300 to 1 vote in the House.
United States Executive Branch - 27th President
Initiated 1909-03-04Retired 1913-03-04
Skull and Bones - Member