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Statue of senator will be unveiled at  Iowa college

Aug 18, 2014

DES MOINES (AP) — A statue of former U.S. Sen. James Harlan will be officially unveiled at Iowa Wesleyan College.

Gov. Terry Branstad says the statue will be unveiled on Aug. 28 at the college in Mount Pleasant. The statue previously had been on display at the U. S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall.

The Harlan statue was replaced in the Capitol by a statue of Norman Borlaug, who received the Nobel Prize in 1970 for boosting agricultural production and founded the World Food Prize.

Harlan, a friend of President Abraham Lincoln, was president of the college in the mid-1800s before he was elected to the U.S. Senate. The bronze-cast statue, by Illinois sculptor Nellie V. Walker, had been in National Statuary Hall since 1910.

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