Washington in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lindsay C. Warren
Erected 2003 by North Carolina Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number B-61.)
Location. 35° 32.732′ N, 77° 3.751′ W. Marker is in Washington, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on West Main Street 0.1 miles west of Pierce Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington NC 27889, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John H. Small (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); C. C. Cambreleng (about 600 feet away); Burning Of Washington (about 700 feet away); Siege Of Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); Havens Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. John the Evangelist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack On Washington (approx. 0.2 miles away); USS Picket (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Regarding Lindsay C. Warren. Named as one of the nation’s ten ablest Congressmen by Life magazine in 1939, Lindsay Carter Warren left that post the following year to serve for 14 years as Comptroller
As the official watchdog of federal expenditures, Lindsay Warren is credited with returning well over $900 million to the government during his term. He managed the GAO in World War II, during which war contractors sought to take advantage of government agencies. So unflappable was Warren in this post that in 1949 he out-maneuvered Herbert Hoover, who attempted to make the Comptroller General more accountable to the executive branch. Sam Rayburn recognized Warren in 1953 for his “fine sense of justice and his fine judgment.”
Due to health concerns, Warren retired from the GAO in 1954, but not before reorganizing the office and redirecting its procedures to make it an effective bureaucracy. By 1959 Warren’s health had recovered enough for him to return to the state senate and subsequently he was touted as “the most powerful man in the 1961 legislature.” In 1962 he attended the dedication of the Lindsay Warren Bridge over the Alligator River, connecting the mainland to the Outer Banks. Failing health in 1966 kept him from the dedication of the Lindsay Warren Visitor Center at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. He died in 1976 and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, near his family home overlooking the Pamlico River.
(North Carolina Office of Archives & History — Department of Cultural Resources)
Also see . . . Lindsay Carter Warren at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on August 21, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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