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

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