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Worcester in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

George Frisbie Hoar

 
 
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1. George Frisbie Hoar Marker
Inscription.  
Born in Concord August 29, 1826
Died in Worcester September 30, 1904

Lawyer • Scholar • Orator • Statesman

Citizen of Worcester
for more than half a century
member of Massachusetts House of Representatives 1852
Member of Massachusetts Senate 1857
City Solicitor of Worcester 1860
Member of United States House of Representatives 1869 - 1877
Senator of the United States 1877 - 1904

Rich and patriot by which, ice, unsullied in character
Lover of liberty champion of the oppressed
His life embodied the tradition of Massachusetts
and of the founders of the Republic
His high ideals zeal for learning and constructive
Statesmanship made imperishable contributions
To a great period of American history

This statue is raised
By gifts from thirty thousand of his townsfolk
That the people for all time may be inspired by
The memory
of his personal virtue and public service

"I believe in God, the Living God, in the American people, a free and brave people who do not bow neck or bend
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the knee to any other, and who desire no other to bow the neck or bend the knee to them.

I believe that liberty, good government, and institutions, can not be given by any one people to any other, but must be fought for each by itself slowly painfully in the process of years or centuries, as the day adds ring to ring. I believe that whatever clouds may darken the horizon, the world is growing better that today is better than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better than today."
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is August 29, 1826.
 
Location. 42° 15.78′ N, 71° 48.121′ W. Marker is in Worcester, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Main Street just south of Front Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 440 Main St, Worcester MA 01608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worcester's First City Hall (here, next to this marker); The Irish Community in Worcester (within shouting distance of this marker); Company C, 2nd Mass. Inf. U.S.V. (within shouting distance of this marker); Company G, 9th Mass. Inf., U.S.V. (within shouting distance of this marker); Company H, 2nd Mass. Inf., U.S.V. (within shouting distance of this marker);
George Frisbie Hoar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 20, 2020
3. George Frisbie Hoar Marker
Company A, 2nd Mass. Inf., U.S.V. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Honorable Paul V. Mullaney Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); First Lieutenant John V. Power (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Worcester.
 
George Frisbie Hoar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 20, 2020
4. George Frisbie Hoar Marker
George Frisbie Hoar Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, June 20, 2020
5. George Frisbie Hoar Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 23, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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