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If This Georgetown Home Was Good Enough For a U.S. Senator, Will It Be Good Enough for You?

U.S. Senator Robert Taft was the son of 27th U.S. President and tenth Chief Justice William Taft and was the owner of this seven-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom Georgetown single-family home. The listing was built in c. 1870 and still retains much of its vintage details. Inside, you can find wainscoting, crown molding, and a library with wood-paneling and built-in bookshelves. Other notable features include the abode's elevator, double drawing room, and spacious backyard that offers a pool and a patio. According to the listing, a myriad of U.S. Presidents have been welcomed to the home. It's uncertain of if Franklin Roosevelt was one of those guests as Taft greatly opposed the New Deal.

From 1921 to 1931, Taft served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and was later a member of the Ohio Senate from 1931 to 1933. It wasn't until 1939 that he entered the U.S. Senate where he very briefly served as Senate Majority Leader. In 1940, 1948, and 1952, Taft attempted to win the Republican Party's presidential nomination, but was unable to meet that goal. He didn't leave politics until his death in 1953. In a 1957 Senate committee, he was named one of the "five greatest U.S. senators." If this politico pad strikes your fancy, the asking price totals to $6.5 million.

· 1688 31st Street NW [Redfin]
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