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Taft

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noun

Helen Her·ron [her-uhn], /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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Taft
/ (tæft) /

noun

William Howard. 1857–1930, US statesman; 27th president of the US (1909–13)
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