President William Taft

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President William Taft and 5 others standing outside The Del c. 1915

1915 — President William Taft

President William Taft had a sister living in Coronado, who he visited in April 1900. After his presidency, Taft stayed at The Del to attend the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Upon his visit, he called it “the first real vacation I have had for years.” A California magazine offered more details about his stay at the famous resort, saying that Taft “rested on his laurels after 10 days of strenuous golf played on the links of the Coronado Country Club.”