Truman Statute Unveiled In U.S. Capitol
A statute of Missouri’s Harry S. Truman is now prominent in the U-S Capitol. There was a special celebration today with members of Congress.
The Truman Library institute in Kansas City led the effort to raise the money and have the statue created –
The institute’s Executive Director Alex Burden sets the scene.
The bronze Truman statue will represent the State of Missouri in the Statuary Hall Collection and will be the 10th presidential statue installed in the rotunda.
Burden explains that since the state is represented and funds it– there was a legislative process.
Burden says the artist chosen – is a Missourian – and paid much attention to detail.
Tom Corbin, the sculptor, said (QUOTE)
“Portraying this amazing man through my art is the highlight of my career.”