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SCULPTURE SHUFFLE: Harlan Sculpture Move Approved

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In order to make room for a sculpture honoring an influential Iowa at the U.S. capitol another sculpture will be moved back to Iowa.

Wednesday a state senate committee approved a plan to replace the sculpture of U.S. Senator James Harlan with a recently completed statue of Dr. Norman Borlaug.

The plan is to move the Harlan sculpture to Iowa Weslyan College where Harlan served as president.

The seven-foot tall bronze sculpture of Borlaug will be installed at the U.S. capitol next March in time for the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Borlaug will join the sculpture of Samuel Kirkwood, Iowa’s governor during the civil war, which is currently on display at the capitol.