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Taft, Alphonso 1810-1891

Jurist; born in Townshend, Vt., Nov. 5, 1810; graduated at Yale College; admitted to the bar in 1838; practised in Cincinnati, O.; and was judge of the Superior Court of Cincinnati in 1866-72. He was made Secretary of War in March, 1876, and in May of the same year was transferred to the Attorney-Generalship, serving till March, 1877; was United States minister to Austria in 1882-84; was then transferred to Russia, where he served one year. He died in San Diego, Cal., May 21, 1891.

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