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Washington city Places & Things Named for Politicians

   The Cannon House Office Building, in Washington, is named for Joseph G. Cannon.
   The Hart Senate Office Building (opened 1982), in Washington, is named for Philip A. Hart.
   Kutz Memorial Bridge (built 1943, altered and renamed 1954), on Independence Avenue, crossing the Tidal Basin, in West Potomac Park, Washington, is named for Charles W. Kutz.
   The city of Washington is named for George Washington.
   The William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building (built 1934; renamed 2012) in Washington is named for Bill Clinton.
   The Robert C. Weaver Federal Building (opened 1968; named 2000; headquarters of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), in Washington, is named for Robert C. Weaver.
   The Russell Senate Office Building (built 1903-08; named 1972), in Washington, is named for Richard B. Russell, Jr..
   The Dirksen Senate Office Building (opened 1958), in Washington, is named for Everett M. Dirksen.
   Wendell Phillips School (opened 1890, closed 1950) in Washington, was named for Wendell Phillips.
   The John Philip Sousa Bridge (built 1938-41), which takes Pennsylvania Avenue over the Anacostia River in Washington, is named for John Philip Sousa.
   The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, in the Federal Triangle, Washington, is named for Ronald Reagan.
   Woodrow Wilson Plaza, in the Federal Triangle, Washington, is is named for Woodrow Wilson.
   The Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building (opened 1935, renamed 2001), in Washington, is named for Robert F. Kennedy.
   Charles Sumner School (built 1872 for African-American students; now serves as an archives and museum), in Washington, is named for Charles Sumner.
   Daniel C. Roper Junior High School (opened 1966; later changed to Roper Middle School; renamed in 1997 as Ron Brown Middle School), in Washington, was named for Daniel C. Roper.
   The Ron Brown Middle School (now the Ron Brown College Preparatory High School), in Washington, is named for Ronald H. Brown.
   Fort Stevens (active during the Civil War, 1861-65; site now a park) in Washington, was named for Isaac I. Stevens.
   Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Hall, at George Washington University, Washington, is named for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
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