During his lifetime, Augustus Saint-Gaudens met or created sculptures of many well known figures of his day. General William T. Sherman sat for his portrait as did Robert Louis Stevenson. One of Saint-Gaudens' heroes was President Abraham Lincoln, who the sculptor saw in person in 1860 and then again lying in state after Lincoln was assassinated.
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In 1903, Augustus Saint-Gaudens served on the Federal Government's Macmillan Commission to beautify and re-design the mall in Washington, D.C