Note from President
William Howard Taft
to Attorney General
George Wickersham,
12 April 1909. William
Marshall Bullitt visited
the White House seeking
an introduction to
Wickersham. Taft’s note demonstrates his regard
for the 36-year-old
Bullitt as well as respect
for the Louisville Bar.

DEAR GEORGE
THIS IS MARSHAL BULLITT
OF LOUISVILLE. HE IS A
WARM FRIEND OF MINE.
I LOVE HIM. HE IS OF THE
BEST BAR IN THE COUNTRY
I.E. OF LOUISVILLE, KY. TREAT
HIM WELL & TRUST HIM.
WHT.

THE LOUISVILLE BAR IN MANY REGARDS WAS
THE ABLEST BAR, AND THE ONE WITH THE MOST
ESPRIT DE CORPS THAT I HAD IN MY CIRCUIT…

William Howard Taft, referring to his service as chief judge of
the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in a
letter to William Marshall Bullitt, 12 March 1910.

Bullitt family papers, The Filson Historical Society