Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Political Salons of Georgetown
While Georgetown’s star faded in the late 1800s, it rose to new heights when members of the Roosevelt Brain Trust moved to Georgetown in the 1930s. After World War II, Georgetown’s political salons drew participants from all quarters. The glamorous Senator and Mrs. John F. Kennedy lived at 3307 N Street. Members of Congress, cabinet secretaries, Foreign Service officers, Supreme Court Justices and newspaper columnists all lived within blocks of each other. They met in the drawing rooms of Georgetown’s handsome houses where you might hear Secretaries of State Dean Acheson and Christian Herter discussing the Marshall Plan, Ambassador Charles Bohlen explaining the Soviet Union, and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger debating the Vietnam War. Ambassador David Bruce
After the Cold War, Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Madeleine Albright, the first female secretary of state, both lived in this part of Georgetown while they served under President Clinton, who himself had lived here as a student at Georgetown University. World political leaders and national politicians can be seen coming and going at all these houses just as they have been for more than 200 years.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #42 William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1789.
Location. 38° 54.463′ N, 77° 4.066′ W. Marker is in Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 34th Street Northwest and O Street Northwest, on the right when traveling south on 34th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1321 34th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ambassador David K. E. Bruce (within shouting distance of this marker); Simplicity, Gentleness, Humility (about The Last Home of Stephen Bloomer Balch, D.D. (about 600 feet away); President John F. Kennedy (about 600 feet away); Dedicated to the Memory (about 600 feet away); Holy Trinity Church (about 600 feet away); Halcyon House (about 700 feet away); Houses With A Prospect (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.