OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A new statue of 1-time U.S. Supreme Court Justice L.Q.C. Lamar has been placed in front of his former home in Oxford.
The life-size statue was created by artist Bill Beckwith of Taylor, who also made the likeness of William Faulkner that sits in front of Oxford City Hall.
The Oxford Eagle reports that the Lamar statue spent half a year in storage. Local tourism officials were working with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to approve the proper location of the statue.
Officials also were waiting for the city to install the base. Concrete was poured Monday.
Lamar lived from 1825 to 1893. He was a congressman, senator, Secretary of the Interior and Supreme Court Justice. His former home is a museum.
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