Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, the state's congressional delegation and a group of Iowa business people watched the unveiling of a statue of Norman Borlaug at the U.S. Capitol today.
founded the World Food Prize and was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The statue,
designed by artist Benjamin Victor of South Dakota, is part of the National
Statuary Hall Collection at the U.S. Capitol, where each state is permitted to
have two statues of notable citizens.
Borlaug's statue replaces one of U.S.
Sen. James Harlan, which was installed in 1910 and will be relocated to Mount
Pleasant. The second statue is of Gov. Samuel Kirkwood, which was installed in