General Carlos P. Romulo and his family were long-time DC residents in the 1940s and 1950s, as Gen. Romulo’s lengthy career in public service – spanning eight Philippine presidencies –included appointments as General Douglas MacArthur’s aide-de-camp during the Second World War, Resident Commissioner of the Philippines, Ambassador to the United States, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, president of the United Nations General Assembly, and chairman of the United Nations Security Council. The Romulos, who were apart during the war, were reunited in 1946 and lived in this Garfield house for some 16 years. The Romulo boys went to DC schools (Georgetown Prep and Georgetown University) and General and Mrs. Romulo played active roles in the diplomatic and social circles of Washington.
Photo credit: Francis Escaler, Liana Romulo and the Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development
Here is a 1955 interview with Carlos P. Romulo.
3422 Garfield Street, NW, Washington DC. Private residence, not open to the public.
Library of Congress catalogue; Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia (1948); personal correspondence with Liana Romulo; Carlos P. Romulo Foundation for Peace and Development.