THE CAPITAL: For Simplicity and Greatness

A year after the death of U.S. Senator Robert A. Taft in July 1953. his friends set up a foundation dedicated to his memory. Soon the foundation decided on a threefold program: 1) scholarships and fellowships, 2) an institute to conduct research in government, 3) a monument in Washington. Last week, after considering hundreds of suggestions, the Robert A.

Taft Memorial Foundation offered to erect a monument on the north slope of Capitol Hill—only 600 ft. from the chamber of the U.S. Senate in which Taft served for 14 years. The monument: a slim, shafted marble tower, 100...

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