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Ike Returns To Washington

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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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
Hall Collection.

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
located.

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
non-partisan ceremony.

The statue by Lawrence sculptor Jim Brothers is based on a
well-known photograph of Eisenhower addressing para-troopers just
before D-Day.


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