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Encyclopedia > George Mason Memorial
George Mason Memorial
IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
Location Washington, D.C., USA
Coordinates 38°52′46″N 77°2′21″W / 38.87944, -77.03917
Established August 10, 1990
Governing body National Park Service

The George Mason Memorial, located in East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., commemorates the often neglected contributions of an important Founding Father of the United States. George Mason was the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights and served as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. Perhaps Mason's greatest act was withholding his signature from the United States Constitution because it did not abolish the slave trade and lacked necessary protection for the individual from the Federal Government. He was sometimes known as "The Reluctant Statesman," which was also the title of a biography written about him by Robert A Rutland. The World Conservation Union or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links US_Locator_Blank. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ... East Potomac Park is a park in Washington, D.C., located south of the Jefferson Memorial and the 14th Street Bridge. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Virginia Declaration of Rights is a declaration by the Virginia Convention of Delegates of rights of individuals and a call for independence from Britain. ... Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States, by Howard Chandler Christy. ... Page one of the original copy of the Constitution. ...

The George Mason Memorial

The memorial was authorized by Public Law 101-358 on August 10, 1990, to be developed by the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall. A site near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial was selected. The design features a 72 foot long stone wall with a life-sized statue of a sitting Mason, his legs crossed, and a circular pool. The architect was Faye B. Harwell and the sculptor Wendy M. Ross. After an October 18, 2000 groundbreaking, it was dedicated on April 9, 2002. It is managed by National Mall and Memorial Parks. Download high resolution version (1200x900, 265 KB)The George Mason National Memorial in Washington DC, near the Jefferson Memorial. ... Download high resolution version (1200x900, 265 KB)The George Mason National Memorial in Washington DC, near the Jefferson Memorial. ... In the United States, National Memorial is a designation for a protected area that is commemorative of an historic person or episode. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Gunston Hall is an 18th century Georgian mansion and was the home of George Mason, a Virginia politician and participant in the Constitutional Convention. ... The Jefferson Memorial from outside The Thomas Jefferson Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, an American Founding Father and the third president of the United States. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... National Mall and Memorial Parks (also known as National Capital Parks-Central) is an administrative unit of the National Park Service encompassing many national memorials and other areas in Washington, D.C. They include: African American Civil War Memorial Constitution Gardens East Potomac Park Fords Theatre National Historic Site...


External links

  • Official NPS website: George Mason Memorial
  • Mason Spirit Article, Winter 2001 (GMU Alumni magazine): George Mason Memorial Garden to Be Built near the National Mall
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