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TAFT, Robert A Memorial & Carillon (ca. 1959) in Washington, D.C.
by Wheeler Williams, Douglas W Orr (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's Capitol Hill area (click link for more in that area)

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Robert Alphonso Taft (September 8, 1889 - July 31, 1953), of the Taft political family of Ohio, was a Republican United States Senator and as a prominent conservative spokesman was the leading opponent of the New Deal in the Senate from 1939 to 1953. He led the successful effort by the Conservative coalition to curb legal favoritism for labor unions but failed in his quest to win the Presidential nomination of the candidate of the Republican Party in 1940, 1948 and 1952. Source: Wikipedia




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THIS MEMORIAL TO
ROBERT A TAFT
PRESENTED BY THE
PEOPLE TO THE CONGRESS
OF THE UNITED STATES
STANDS AS A TRIBUTE
TO THE HONESTY
INDOMITABLE COURAGE
AND HIGH PRINCIPLES OF
FREE GOVERNMENT
SYMBOLIZED BY HIS LIFE

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IF WE WISH TO MAKE DEMOCRACY
PERMANENT IN THIS COUNTRY
LET US ABIDE
BY THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES
LAID DOWN IN THE CONSTITUTION
LET US SEE THAT THE
STATE IS THE SERVANT
OF ITS PEOPLE AND THAT THE
PEOPLE ARE NOT THE SERVANTS
OF THE STATE

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LIBERTY HAS BEEN THE KEY TO
OUR PROGRESS IN THE PAST
AND IS THE KEY TO
OUR PROGRESS IN THE FUTURE
IF WE CAN PRESERVE LIBERTY
IN ALL ITS ESSENTIALS
THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE FUTURE
OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

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More Info
See
James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 18 Item #1.05; Capitol Hill area);
'Outdoor Sculpture' (paperback p48 Item #A-4)

Medium: Bronze
Artist: Wheeler Williams, Douglas W Orr (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: Politicians
Location: Between Constitution, New Jersey & Louisiana Ave NW Washington, D.C. U.S. Capitol grounds
See Capitol Hill area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Union Station (Red) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 76008428 (dcMem ID #110 )

Links & other sources
The Names of Washington D.C. (p137)
Architect of the Capitol website on the Taft memorial
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Taft (9)
Wikipedia article on Taft
AskArt on Williams
Senate website on Taft
Biographical Directory of Congress on Taft

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