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William Howard Taft (1909-13), who at 330 pounds was too hefty to fit into a standard-sized tub, had a custom tub built for his extra-large frame. After it was manufactured, four men fit inside the tub for a photograph.
William Howard Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15, 1857, the 27th US president from 1909 to 1913.

The heaviest president at 332 pounds, Taft struggled all his adult life with a weight problem. He got stuck in the White House bathtub and had to have an over-sized version brought in for his use.
Taft needed a larger bathtub to accommodate his ample figure.

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Millard Fillmore was the first President to have a bathtub with running water. He was also the first President to have a stove in the White House.

This is false. The columnist H.L. Mencken, as a joke, said that Millard Fillmore installed the first bathtub in the White House. Later, Mencken admitted that it was a hoax. Beverly Smith, of the Saturday Evening Post, studied all the evidence, and in 1952 said that the evidence pointed to Andrew Jackson installing the first bathtub between 1829 and 1833. He spoke with pride that , in his bathroom, you could have a warm, cold, or a shower bath.

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This is true. President Taft was a large man -- 6' 2" tall -- and weighing in at about 332 pounds at the height of his presidency. After becoming stuck in the White House bath tub, where it took six men to help him out, he ordered a tub specially made for him. Needing a big bathtub, he had a tub installed that was 7 feet long and 41 inches wide, and could accommodate four normal-sized men.

Although Taft was the most portly president, he was considered a good dancer, a good tennis player and an average golfer.

At ease with his uncontrolled appetite and his need for sleep after eating or after exerting himself, Taft simply refused to be embarrassed by his weight or his behavior. He accepted his size and so did most of the American public in time.

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President William Howard Taft weighed over 325 at times. He had an extra large bathtub installed. There is a commonly told story that he got stuck in the old bathtub but this story can not be verified as true and seems very unlikely.

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William Howard Taft asked for a larger bathtub to accommodate his large body.

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William Howard Taft.

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