"Jacques Jouvenal emigrated to the United States in June 1853 and moved from New York to Washington in 1855, where he spent the rest of his life as a sculptor and stonecutter. As the Washington Evening Star noted in its obituary dated March 9, 1905, "Mr. Jouvenal was one of the best known citizens of the Distrct and won fame by his execution of the statue of Benjamin Franklin, [then] near the corner of 10th and Pennsylvania avenue; the bust of Baron Steuben, at the German Orphan Asylum, which was unveiled by President Grant; busts of Jefferson, Van Buren and Webster in the Senate chamber, and other works of note. He was the oldest member of National Lodge, No. 12, of the Masonic order, having been connected with the lodge for forty-nine years."
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