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Oscar Straus Memorial
View looking down to the Oscar S. Straus Memorial Fountain. The monument was authorized by Congress in 1927 and dedicated in 1947. It consists of the fountain and two groups of statues, HABS DC-860-3.tif
The memorial viewed from above (date unknown)
Coordinates 38°53′38″N 77°01′54″W / 38.8938°N 77.0316°W / 38.8938; -77.0316Coordinates: 38°53′38″N 77°01′54″W / 38.8938°N 77.0316°W / 38.8938; -77.0316
Location Washington, D.C.
Designer Adolph Alexander Weinman
Type Memorial
Material Marble
Dedicated to Oscar Straus

The Oscar S. Straus Memorial in Washington, D.C., commemorates the accomplishments of the first Jew to serve in the cabinet of a U.S. president. Oscar Solomon Straus was Secretary of Commerce and Labor under President Theodore Roosevelt from 1906 to 1909. The memorial is a marble fountain located in the Federal Triangle on 14th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.. It is located in front of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

The fountain was designed by Adolph Alexander Weinman, funded with a public subscription beginning in 1929, and dedicated on October 26, 1947. In the center of the memorial is the massive fountain with the inscription "statesman, author, diplomat" and to each side are two groups of statues, one called Justice (to symbolize the religious freedom which allowed a Jew to serve in such a position of authority) and the other Reason (to symbolize the capitalism and labor efforts put forth by Straus).

It was rededicated on October 26, 1998.

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