The Knox Memorial Association was formed from the efforts of the General Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Thomaston, Maine, with the purpose of creating a suitable memorial to General Henry Knox, the country's first Secretary of War. Mrs. Herbert M. Lord, a well-connected Washingtonian originally from Thomaston, initiated an aggressive letter writing campaign to enlist the support of various dignitaries, including Vice President Charles G. Dawes. The Knox Memorial Association successfully completed a reconstruction of Knox's mansion, Montpelier, in 1930.
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