A statue of President Dwight Eisenhower was
placed in the U-S Capitol rotunda this afternoon.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Bill
Frist formally accepted the sculpture into the National Statuary
The bronze likeness replaces a marble statue of now-obscure
Kansas governor George Washington Glick.
Eisenhower grew up in Abilene, where his museum and library are
Grand-daughter Mary Eisenhower said her world-famous relative
would have been in awe. Mary Eisenhower, who lives in the Kansas
suburbs of Kansas City, said Ike especially would have liked the
The statue by Lawrence sculptor Jim Brothers is based on a
well-known photograph of Eisenhower addressing para-troopers just