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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Contemporary Examples of taft

Historical Examples of taft

  • The municipality at present existing is that established by the Taft Commission.

  • On the sheet of paper which had been thrown to me was the simple word 'Taft.'

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland

  • Contrast it with the Taft administration, and the quality is set in relief.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for taft



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."

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