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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (C)
Calder, Alexander Milne

(b. 1846) Born in Aberdeen, he began life as a gardener, studying with Alexander Brodie and John Rhind in London and Paris. He immigrated to Philadelphia in 1868, where he created the statue of William Penn atop the city’s famous city hall in 1894. Standing some 500 feet above the city’s streets, the statue is 37 feet high, weighs 26 tons, and is the largest on a building anywhere.

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