A friendly neighborhood store can help people feel rooted in their community. But what happens when those businesses close up shop? And how can small businesses in particular survive in the high-rent, high-risk Washington region?
Know the name Sam Ward? If you live and work in Washington, you probably should. Not because his sister wrote the “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Or because one of his best friends was Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. But because Sam Ward was the most Washington of Washingtonians — a lobbyist extraordinaire, and the man crowned “King of the Lobby.”
- Kathryn Allamong Jacob Author of the book, "King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man About Washington in the Gilded Age"; Curator of manuscripts at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University
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