Straus: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (strous Ger. shtrous), [key]
— n.
  1. 1845–1912, U.S. retail merchant and politician, born in Bavaria: congressman 1894–95 (brother of Nathan and Oscar Solomon Straus).
  2. 1848–1931, U.S. retail merchant, born in Bavaria.
  3. 1870–1954, Austrian composer.
  4. 1850–1926, U.S. diplomat, jurist, and government official, born in Bavaria: Secretary of Commerce and Labor 1906–09.
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