The London Court of International Arbitration
Taft in 1909
Anachronous world map showing member states of the League during its 26-year history.
Yale College photograph of Taft
The 1864 Geneva Convention, one of the earliest formulations of international law
Sultan Jamalul Kiram II with William Howard Taft of the Philippine Commission in Jolo, Sulu (March 27, 1901)
The League to Enforce Peace published this full-page promotion in The New York Times on Christmas Day 1918. It resolved that the League "should ensure peace by eliminating causes of dissension, by deciding controversies by peaceable means, and by uniting the potential force of all the members as a standing menace against any nation that seeks to upset the peace of the world".
Roosevelt introduces Taft as his crown prince: Puck magazine cover cartoon, 1906.
On his December 1918 trip to Europe, Woodrow Wilson gave speeches that "reaffirmed that the making of peace and the creation of a League of Nations must be accomplished as one single objective".
One of a series of candid photographs known as the Evolution of a Smile, taken just after a formal portrait session, as Taft learns by telephone from Roosevelt of his nomination for president.
In 1924, the headquarters of the League was named "Palais Wilson", after Woodrow Wilson, who was credited as the "Founder of the League of Nations"
1908 Taft/Sherman poster
League of Nations Organisation chart
1908 electoral vote results
Palace of Nations, Geneva, the League's headquarters from 1936 until its dissolution in 1946
1909 inauguration
Child labour in a coal mine, United States, c. 1912
Newton McConnell cartoon showing Canadian suspicions that Taft and others were only interested in Canada when prosperous.
Child labour in Kamerun in 1919
Taft and Porfirio Díaz, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1909
A sample Nansen passport
Official White House portrait of Taft by Anders Zorn, c. 1911
A map of the world in 1920–45, which shows the League of Nations members during its history
Taft promoted Associate Justice Edward Douglass White to be Chief Justice of the United States.
Chinese delegate addresses the League of Nations concerning the Manchurian Crisis in 1932.
1909 Puck magazine cover: Roosevelt departs, entrusting his policies to Taft
Emperor Haile Selassie I going into exile in Bath, England via Jerusalem
Taft with Archibald Butt (second from right)
The Gap in the Bridge; the sign reads "This League of Nations Bridge was designed by the President of the U.S.A."
Cartoon from Punch magazine, 10 December 1920, satirising the gap left by the US not joining the League.
Taft and Roosevelt – political enemies in 1912
World map showing member states of the League of Nations (in green and red) on 18 April 1946, when the League of Nations ceased to exist.
Campaign advertisement arguing Taft deserved a second term
League of Nations archives, Geneva.
Electoral vote by state, 1912. States won by Taft are in red.
Taft (left) with President Warren G. Harding and Robert Lincoln at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, May 30, 1922
Chief Justice Taft, c. 1921
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1925. Taft is seated in the bottom row, middle.
Time cover, June 30, 1924
Taft insisted that Charles Evans Hughes succeed him as chief justice.
Taft's headstone at Arlington National Cemetery
Four-cent stamp issued for Taft (1930)

They included preventing wars through collective security and disarmament and settling international disputes through negotiation and arbitration.

- League of Nations

In 1915, a similar body to the Bryce Group was set up in the United States led by former president William Howard Taft.

- League of Nations

American President William Howard Taft (1909–1913) was a major advocate of arbitration as a major reform of the Progressive Era.

- Arbitration

He was active in many organizations, was a leader in the worldwide arbitration movement, and taught international law at the Yale Law School.

- William Howard Taft

Arbitration treaties were negotiated after the war, but attracted much less attention than the negotiation mechanism created by the League of Nations.

- Arbitration

When Wilson proposed establishment of a League of Nations, Taft expressed public support.

- William Howard Taft
The London Court of International Arbitration

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