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Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 

— 3519 14th Street, NE —

 
Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
1. Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site Marker
Inscription.  Economist Robert Clifton Weaver (1907-1997) was born in Washington and grew up here in Brookland. After graduating from Dunbar High School, he earned three degrees in economics from Harvard and moved into a long career in government service. Weaver became the first African American to hold a New York State cabinet-level position and the first African American member of a presidential cabinet: secretary of President Lyndon Johnson's new Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition, Weaver served as chairman of the NAACP and, at the end of his life, as president of Baruch College in New York City. His house on this site was replaced in 1973.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEducationGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #36 Lyndon B. Johnson series lists.
 
Location. 38° 55.993′ N, 76° 59.179′ 
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W. Marker is in Brookland in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on 14th Street Northeast north of Monroe Street Northeast. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3519 14th Street Northeast, Washington DC 20017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jackson H. Gerhart House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Poet's House (approx. ¼ mile away); Sterling A. Brown Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); Corinthian Capital (approx. ¼ mile away); Carlo Angelo Facchina (approx. ¼ mile away); Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookland.
 
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Caption:
Robert Clifton Weaver
Scurlock Studio Collection, Archives Center,
National Museum of American History,
Smithsonian Institution

 
Also see . . .  Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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