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 Clark Mills

Clark Mills

Birth
Onondaga County, New York, USA
Death 12 Jan 1883 (aged 72)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Section O, Lot 132, Site 10
Memorial ID 2201 · View Source
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Sculptor. Born in 1810, he was an American sculptor whom pioneered the first versions of free standing bronze equestrian statues. On January 8, 1853, the 38th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, he unveiled the equestrian statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park, Washington D.C. He also sculptured the equestrian statue of George Washington in Washington Circle and the bronze Statue of Freedom which sits atop the United States Capitol building. After the Civil War in 1865, Mills made a life-cast of President Abraham Lincoln's head. Clark Mills died in 1883 and the liberty ship USS Clark Mills was named in his honor during World War II.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2201
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clark Mills (13 Dec 1810–12 Jan 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2201, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .