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William Howard Taft

Picture of General William Howard Taft riding a water buffalo in the Philippines

A rare photo of General William Howard Taft riding a carabao (water buffalo). Gen. Taft was the first American civilian Governor-General of the Philippines, from July 4, 1901 to December 23, 1903. Taft Avenue in Manila was named in his honor. Above photo was taken in 1914. 

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