|Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize|
|Number:||37 - 1|
|Name:||William Howard Taft|
|Profession:||Jurist. President of the USA (1909-1913)|
|Country:||UNITED STATES (US)|
|Motivation:||Promoted international law and arbitration. Initiated arbitration treaties between the US and Great Britain and France, but despite his efforts these were not concluded. Advocated peace and cooperation during his presidency(1909-1913).|
|Name:||Henri Marie La Fontaine|
|Profession:||Member of the Belgian parliament|
|University:||Free University of Brussels|
|Comments:||La Fontaine nominated both Taft and Léon Bourgeois for the prize for 1913, the former being his primary choice.|
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