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French, Daniel Chester 1850- Sculptor; born in Exeter, N. H., April 20, 1850; educated in Boston, Mass., and in Florence, Italy; had a studio in Washington, D. C., in 1876-78, and then established himself in Florence. His bestknown works are The minute-man of Concord, in Concord, N. H.; a life-size statue of General Cass, in the Capitol in Washington; Dr. Gallaudet and his first deaf-mute pupil; the Millmore Memorial; the colossal Statue of the republic, at the World's Columbian Exposition; and the Garfield Memorial, in Philadelphia, Pa. In April, 1901, he was chosen by the Lawton Monument Association, of Indianapolis, Ind., to make a memorial to Gen. Henry W. Lawton (q. v.), who was killed in the battle of San Mateo, Philippine Islands, Dec. 19, 1899.