Helen “Nellie” Herron Taft was born June 2, 1861 and died May 22, 1943. She was the wife of President William Taft, and was First Lady of the United States from 1909 to 1913. She was the daughter of a prominent Judge in Ohio. As First Lady, she set a precedent with riding alongside her husband on Inauguration Day. She arranged the planting of 3,000 cherry trees in 1912.
Brother William Howard Taft as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, the job he much preferred to the presidency. Taft is the only American EVER to serve in all three branches of the government.