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Sculptures in Seattle Honoring Members of the Bench & Bar

December 2018 Bar Bulletin

By Jim Rupp

Those who explore older cities in this country will pass by many statues and memorials to fallen leaders, military heroes and leading citizens. Seattle has very few because it is a comparatively young city, founded long after the Revolutionary War and far removed from the Civil War. 

Then bronze statues became pass√© after the 1920s. But Seattle has a few and three honor long-gone members of the Seattle bar — Gov. John Harte McGraw, Judge Thomas Burke and the Rev. Mark A. Matthews. A fourth sculpture, honoring the late Judge Morrell Sharp, is an abstract work and a rare example...

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