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| image = [[File:Taft, Alphonso.jpg]]
| caption = Portrait of politician Alphonso Taft (1810-1891) of
Cincinnati, Ohio. He served as a superior court judge in Ohio from 1865 to 1872. Between 1876 and 1885 Taft held several federal appointments, including Secretary of War, Attorney General, Minister to Austria-Hungary and Minister to Russia. His son, William Howard Taft, served as both President of the United States and Chief Justice of the United States Surpreme Court.