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Powers, Hiram (1807-73), American sculptor, was born at Woodstock, Vermont, the son of a farmer. He was successively librarian in an hotel at Cincinnati, clerk in a store, a watchmaker's apprentice, and superintendent of the waxwork department of the Western Museum. In 1835 he came to Washington, and modelled busts of several statesmen, but two years later went to Florence, where he passed the rest of his life, and produced his Eve, Greek Slave, Indian Girl, and other works.