Harry Stands in the Capitol Again
I was in DC this week with several family members. The occasion: The unveiling of the statue of Harry S Truman in the Capitol Rotunda. The addition all began in 2002 when Former State Rep. Ted Farnen introduced a bill in the Missouri legislature. My son, Russ, supported the legislative action required and helped navigate the process while in Congress with his colleague Congressman Emanuel Cleaver.
It’s been a slow 20-year bureaucratic sludge since then. But finally the revered Missourian is depicted in one of the state’s two statues in the U.S. Capitol. (The other is Frank Blair of the Civil War era. You can also see his likeness in the small statue on Lindell and Kingshighway at the corner of Forest Park.)