This statue of John Witherspoon, Presbyterian minister, Colonial patriot, and signer of the Declaration of Independence was presented by the Witherspoon Memorial Association and dedicated May 20, 1909. The ten foot high bronze statue depicts Witherspoon standing in colonial dress with a Bible in his right hand.
A draped pedestal is placed to the rear of the statue. The base of polished pink Connecticut granite is about equal in height to the statue. Bronze plaques appear on the south and north sides of the base. Under an Act of May 29, 1908 (35 Stat. 579), $4000 was appropriated toward the pedestal. The statue stands at the intersection of Connecticut Ave., 18th St., and N" St.,N.W.
Bronze standing figure on pink granite base, erected 1909; William Couper, sculptor.
National Register: July 14, 1978
Located within a L'Enfant Plan
Located with in the Dupont Circle Historical District