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The Louis Stokes Laboratories

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 14, 2013
1. The Louis Stokes Laboratories Marker
Inscription.  
By Act of Congress
This building is designated as the (sic)

The Louis Stokes Laboratories

Congressman Louis Stokes served as a distinguished member of the United States Congress for 30 years, representing his native state of Ohio. He was elected to the House Appropriations committee in 1971, and served on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, where he was a strong proponent of biomedical research. His dedicated service to the nation is marked by hard work and a commitment to fairness. His unwavering support of the National Institutes of Health is defined by judicious advocacy and determination that through research NIH can help eliminate disparities in health among the country's minority, poor, underserved and disadvantaged communities.

Dedicated 1998
Completed 2001

George W. Bush
President of the United States of America

Tommy G. Thompson
Secretary of Health and Human Services

Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D.
Acting Director, National Institutes of Health

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed
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By Allen C. Browne, August 14, 2013
2. The Louis Stokes Laboratories Marker
in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & PoliticsScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 38° 59.992′ N, 77° 6.074′ W. Marker is in Bethesda, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Center Drive just south of South Drive, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on Building 50, along Center Drive, at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Drive, Bethesda MD 20814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the NIH Bethesda campus on this site, October 31, 1940 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Centennial Anchor (about 400 feet away); At This Location (approx. ¼ mile away); Tree of Hippocrates (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Spring House & Pool of Bethesda (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Tree of Hippocrates (approx. 0.3 miles away); Raven and the Sun (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Totem For Healing (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethesda.
 
Also see . . .  Louis Stokes. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on September 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
The Louis Stokes Laboratories Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 14, 2013
3. The Louis Stokes Laboratories Marker
 
 
Building 50<br>The Louis Stokes Laboratories image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 14, 2013
4. Building 50
The Louis Stokes Laboratories
Building 50<br>The Louis Stokes Laboratories image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 14, 2013
5. Building 50
The Louis Stokes Laboratories
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6. Louis Stokes
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By Allen C. Browne, October 20, 2016
7. Congressman Louis Stokes
This 2012 portrait of Louis Stokes (February 23, 1925 – August 18, 2015) by Robert Hartshorn hangs in the lobby of Building 50.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 6, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on October 22, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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