Maxwell Woodhull House

Maxwell Woodhull House The Maxwell Woodhull House is a historic residence located at 2033 G Street in Northwest Washington, D.C..HistoryThe house was constructed in 1855 for Maxwell Woodhull, who was a commander in the United States Navy.William Henry Seward lived in the house between 1855 and 1858 during his second term as Senator from New York.

Seward later served as Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. He was an outspoken critic of slavery, was responsible for the Alaska Purchase, and was a major figure in the founding of the modern Republican Party.In 1921 it was donated to George Washington University by Maxwell Van Zandt Woodhull, son of the original owner, and a brigadier general in the United States Army. General Woodhull served as a trustee of the university and had an important role in development of the university. The Woodhull Memorial Flagstaff at Arlington National Cemetery is dedicated in memory of the Woodhulls.

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