In the entire history
of our great country, only one man, William Howard Taft, has
served as both President and later as Chief Justice of the
United States Supreme Court. His path to these two
positions winds through five decades and across many
Taft was a man
who truly believed in the integrity of the legal system and
who fought valiantly throughout his career to defend and
uphold the laws of our land.
portraying William Howard Taft, draws you into the world of
this giant of a man, and one of Ohio’s native sons.
Learn how young
Will’s upbringing high on a hill overlooking the Ohio
River at Cincinnati helped shape the future leader’s
beliefs and work ethic.
Travel with Mr.
Taft and his family as he champions democracy in the
newly acquired Philippine territory. Discover why
William Howard Taft is often referred to by historians
as “Our reluctant President.”
A 40-year veteran
of community theater, Dale Liikala brings an artistic touch
to his portrayal of William Howard Taft, engaging audiences
in his thought-provoking and, at times, humorous narrative.
Dale and Mr. Taft share numerous commonalities, most notable
of which is a close match in physical stature.
The story of William
Howard Taft’s life may be geared to all ages and time
limitations according to your particular group's needs.
On Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Dale Liikala was in Hodgenville, Ky
to deliver the
keynote address at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park.
He gave the president’s speech from the
100 years ago.
To read the
newpaper articles and background concerning this
January 5-7, 2012 Mr. Liikala was brought to
Las Cruces, New Mexico by one of The Centennial Celebration groups to
"An event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of New
Mexico statehood, including the presenting of the New Mexico flag, singing of the state song (O Fair New Mexico), and a
re-enactment of the statehood proclamation ceremony – exactly 100 years to the minute after
President Taft signed the document in Washington, D.C. (11:35am Mountain
To read more about this exciting event click
President Taft eats lunch with some of the students
Taft tells his "bathtub" story