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97. Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809-1894. Elected 1910. Poet, essayist and physician. Renowned for writing "Old Ironsides" and "The Autocrat of the Breakfast table" before becoming a physician. Published statistical findings about contagion a childbed fever. Sculptor: Edmond T. Quinn, 1929.

98. James Russell Lowell, 1819-1891. Elected 1905. Poet, editor, teacher, diplomat, and political satirist. Active in antislavery movement. Wrote The Biglow Papers on Mexican and Civil Wars. America's foremost man of letters and editor of Atlantic Monthly and North Merican Review. Sculptor: Allan Clark, 1930.

99. Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882. Elected 1900. Philosopher, poet, essayist and lecturer. One of the founders of American transcendentalism, a philosophy that urged man to strive to employ his limitless capacitie. The outstanding American philosopher of his age. Sculptor: Daniel Chester French, 1923.

100. Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864. Elected 1900. Novelist and short-story writer. Best known works are The Scarlet Leter and The House of the Seven Gables. His writings considered the human tragedy that results from radical social change. Sculptor: Daniel Chester French, 1929.

101. Washington Irving, 1782-1859. Elected 1900. Satirist, historian and travel writer. Achieved international prominence with the Sketch Book, which included the story of Rip Van Winkle. Wrote about his travels in Spain and the Far West and biographies of Columbus and Washington. America's first man of letters. Sculptor: Edward McCartan, 1927.

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