Thomas Trueman Gaff Inscription
Latin inscription on the tomb of Thomas Trueman Gaff, In Rock Creek Cemetery, in Washington, DC.
Thomas T. Gaff was a wealthy businessman who made his fortune in the distillery and heavy machinery business in Cincinnati, Ohio. After Gaff was appointed as a commissoner to the Panama Canal's construction by then-United States Secretary of War William Howard Taft, he and his wife Zaidee moved to Washington, D.C. They lived in what is now the Colombian Embassy in Dupont Circle.