Daniel Chester French (1850 - 1931) An American Artist
Daniel Chester French (April 20, 1850 - October 7, 1931), one of the most prolific and acclaimed American sculptors of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, is best known for his design of the monumental statue of Abraham Lincoln (1920) in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC. [from wikipedia]
Thomas Starr King Statue 1892
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Thomas Starr King Statue 1892, Artist: Daniel Chester French (1850 - 1931), John F. Kennedy Drive and Hagiware Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

Thomas Starr King, often known as Starr King, was an American Universalist and Unitarian minister, influential in California politics during the American Civil War, and a Freemason. Starr King spoke zealously in favor of the Union and was credited by Abraham Lincoln with preventing California from becoming a separate republic. He is sometimes referred to as "The orator who saved the nation".[from wikipedia]

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