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asked in category: General Last Updated: 27th February, 2020

How did William Taft get out of the bathtub?

Rumors abound that the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft, got stuck in a bathtub at the White House due to his portly size. Specifically, most stories say he was only removed once six people helped pry his naked body out.

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Consequently, when did William Taft get stuck in a bathtub?

Also, there is a longstanding rumor in Erie, Pennsylvania, that Taft was stuck in a tub in a 1911 incident when he was staying at a local mansion. And in her 1961 book, “My Thirty Years Backstairs At The White House,” seamstress and maid Lillian Rogers Parks mentions the bathtub incident.

Similarly, which president had a bathtub installed in the White House? President Taft

Subsequently, one may also ask, what happened to Taft's bathtub?

Taft's special tubs broke world records Stuck in a tub or not, Taft had special bathtubs made, modified, and moved so he could fit inside. The most famous Taft tub was installed on the USS North Carolina in 1909, and it probably ended up at the White House.

Who was the fattest US president?

Taft was the most obese president. He was 5 feet, 11.5 inches tall and his weight was between 335 and 350 pounds toward the end of his presidency. He is thought to have had difficulty getting out of the White House bathtub, so he had a 7-foot (2.1 m) long, 41-inch (1.04 m) wide tub installed.

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