Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pembroke College, Oxford, Coat of Arms
is a gift
to The George Washington University
from the Fellows of the College
Pembroke College, Oxford, was founded in 1624 by James I and two “rich citizens of Abingdon.” The College was named after the third Earl of Pembroke, who was Chancellor of Oxford University at the time. He was expected to make a substantial benefactions; unhappily, he died in 1630 without doing so. Charles I gave the College an important endowment. Buildings once owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey are now part of the Pembroke campus. Samuel Johnson was a student at Pembroke. Likewise, James Smithson, after whom is named the Smithsonian Institution. Also, Senator J. William Fulbright was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke prior to enrolling at GW Law School.
For some time Pembroke has had a close relationship with The George Washington University, accommodating junior-year-aboard students and others from Foggy Bottom such as graduate students studying as J. B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Scholars.
Robert B. Stephens, Esq.; Master, Pembroke College, Oxford University
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Esq.; President, The George Washington University
Erected 1998 by Fellows of
Location. 38° 53.978′ N, 77° 2.876′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on H Street, NW east of 22nd Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is on a pedestal in front of Schenley Residence Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2121 H Street, NW, Washington DC 20052, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Aleksandr Pushkin (within shouting distance of this marker); Leonard A. Grimes (within shouting distance of this marker); Free Mandela (within shouting distance of this marker); At GW, Being Bright Comes Naturally (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Bench By The Road (about 300 feet away); Ingrid Bergman (was about 300 feet away but has been reported missing. ); GW's River Horse (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
Also see . . . Pembroke College, Oxford. Wikipedia (Submitted on September 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
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