Belford V. Lawson and Marjorie M. Lawson Residence

Belford V. Lawson and Marjorie M. Lawson Residence (HM1I5W)

Location: Washington, D.C., DC 20005
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.606', W 77° 1.814'

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8 Logan Circle, NW

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington D. C. —

Belford V. Lawson (1909-1985) and Marjorie M. Lawson (1912-2002) were prominent attorneys. Mr. Lawson helped win landmark civil rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including New Negro Alliance v. Sanitary Grocery (1938) and Henderson v. Southern Railway Company (1950). Mrs. Lawson advised John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign, and he appointed her to the D.C. Juvenile Court bench. President Lyndon Johnson chose her for the U.S. delegation to the United Nations.

The Lawsons live here between 1938 and 1958, at time renting their third floor to U.S. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (D-N.Y.).
HM NumberHM1I5W
Placed ByCultural Heritage, DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323968 N 4308759
Decimal Degrees38.91010000, -77.03023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.606', W 77° 1.814'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 36.36" N, 77° 1' 48.84" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near , Washington, D.C. DC 20005, US
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