- Helen Her·ron [her-uh n] /ˈhɛr ən/, 1861–1943, U.S. First Lady 1909–13 (wife of William Howard Taft).
- Lo·ra·do [luh-rey-doh] /ləˈreɪ doʊ/, 1860–1936, U.S. sculptor.
- Robert A(l·phon·so) [al-fon-soh] /ælˈfɒn soʊ/, 1889–1953, U.S. lawyer and political leader (son of William Howard).
- William Howard,1857–1930, 27th president of the U.S. 1909–13; chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1921–30.
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Examples from the Web for taft
Heinold's First and Last Chance, Oakland (Jack London, Taft) You can thank Johnny Heinold for your favorite Jack London book.The Bars That Made America Great
December 28, 2014
Later, the White House passed from McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt to Taft, and then from Harding to Coolidge to Hoover.Political Mythbusting: Third Term’s the Charm
August 24, 2014
The early morning shooting at Taft Union High School, near Bakersfield, is just the latest attack to occur at a school in the U.S.
According to police reports, a neighbor saw the Taft suspect walking to school with the shotgun on Thursday and called 911.
Taft Union High School does employ an armed officer on campus, but he was snowed in on Thursday and did not make it to work.
The municipality at present existing is that established by the Taft Commission.The Philippine Islands
On the sheet of paper which had been thrown to me was the simple word 'Taft.'The Shadow World
Contrast it with the Taft administration, and the quality is set in relief.A Preface to Politics
Collier's Weekly became a center of the adverse criticism of President Taft.The New Nation
Frederic L. Paxson
Taft stood for Republican conservatism and clung to the old things.Theodore Roosevelt and His Times
- William Howard. 1857–1930, US statesman; 27th president of the US (1909–13)
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Word Origin and History for taft
surname, from a variant of Old English toft "homestead, site of a house."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper