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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1971
AUTHOR: Fanny Bowditch Dixwell Holmes (1840–1929)
QUOTATION: Washington is full of famous men and the women they married when they were young.
ATTRIBUTION: FANNY DIXWELL HOLMES, remark to President Theodore Roosevelt at the reception preceding a dinner at the White House in honor of her husband, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, January 8, 1903.—Catherine Drinker Bowen, Yankee from Olympus, p. 362 (1944).
SUBJECTS: Washington, D.C.