86. Walt Whitman, 1819-1892.
Elected 1930. The poet of democracy. Wrote in free verse. Most famous works include Leaves of Grass, "O Captain! My Captain!", and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd", an elegy for Lincoln. Sculptor: Chester Beach,
87. Sidney Lanier, 1842-1881. Elected 1945. Poet Musician, and literary critic in the post-Civil War South. Sculptor: Hans Schuler, 1946.
88. James Fenimore Cooper, 1789-1851. Elected 1910. Writer. Creator of epic tales of Merican frontier life. First American to receive international acclaim for fiction. Best known for the Leatherstocking Tales, which included Last of the Mohicans and The Deerslayer. Sculptor: Vicor Salvatore, 1930.
89. Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896. Elected 1910. Writer of antislavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in 1851-52. It sold 300,000 copies within a year and influenced the coming of the Civil War. Sculptor: Brenda Putman, 1925.
90. John Lothrop Motley, 1817-1877. Elected 1910. Historian. Wrote The Rise of the Dutch Republic (1856) and later The History of the United Netherlands (1860, 1867) in dramatic narrative style, comparing influences of political freedom vs. tyranny. Sculptor: Frederick MacMonnies, 1930.