National Statuary Hall Collection at the US Capitol

Historical Heroes

Each state contributed statues of two prominent citizens for display in the US Capitol. Rosa Parks was added by a special act of Congress without representing any state. Collection rankings tie the states to the statues they provided. Missing: Edward Lewis 'Bob' Bartlett (AK); Ernest Gruening (AK); John Campbell Greenway (AZ); Eusebio Kino (AZ); Uriah Rose (AR); James Paul Clarke (AR); Florence Sabin (CO); Roger Sherman (CT); John M. Clayton (DE); John Gorrie (FL); Edmund Kirby Smith (FL); Crawford Long (GA); William Borah (ID); George Laird Shoup (ID); Frances Willard (IL); James Shields (IL); Oliver Morton (IN); Samuel Kirkwood (IA); Ephraim McDowell (KY); Gov. William King (ME); John Winthrop (MA); Henry Mower Rice (MN); Maria Sanford (MN); James Z. George (MS); Sen. Thomas Hart Benton (MO); Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (MO);Charles Marion Russell (MT); J. Sterling Morton (NE); Patrick Anthony McCarran (NV); John Stark (NH); Richard Stockton (NJ); Dennis Chavez (NM); Robert R. Livingston (NY); Zebulon Baird Vance (NC); Charles Brantley Aycock (NC); John Burke (ND); Jason Lee (OR); John McLoughlin (OR); John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (PA); Nathaniel Greene (RI); Wade Hampton (SC); Joseph Ward (SD); William Henry Harrison Beadle (SD); John Sevier (TN); Stephen F. Austin (TX); Jacob Collamer (VT); Marcus Whitman (WA); Mother Joseph Pariseau (WA); John E. Kenna (WV); Francis Harrison Pierpont (WV); Esther Hobart Morris (WY)

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

Vote RankingList Ranking  

32

0

Rosa Parks

Advocate

52.32% (124 of 237 votes)

24

1

Helen Keller

Advocate

54.05% (80 of 148 votes)

55

1

Alabama (State)

State

39.29% (11 of 28 votes)

79

1

Joseph Wheeler

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 1 votes)

31

2

Alaska

State

52.53% (52 of 99 votes)

60

2

Ernest Gruening

U.S. Senator

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

30

3

Arizona

State

52.69% (49 of 93 votes)

64

3

Barry Goldwater

U.S. Senator

27.78% (5 of 18 votes)

104

3

Eusebio Kino

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 0 votes)

28

5

California

State

53.62% (126 of 235 votes)

49

5

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President

44.05% (877 of 1991 votes)

72

5

Junipero Serra

Religious Figure

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

65

6

Jack Swigert

Astronaut

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

78

6

Colorado

State

5.13% (2 of 39 votes)

100

6

Florence Sabin

Scientist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

1

7

Connecticut

State

100% (4 of 4 votes)

59

7

Roger Sherman

Politician

34.29% (24 of 70 votes)

81

7

John Trumbull

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

14

8

Delaware

State

62.50% (5 of 8 votes)

51

8

Caesar Rodney

Politician

43.18% (57 of 132 votes)

99

9

John Gorrie

Inventor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

29

10

Georgia

State

53.52% (38 of 71 votes)

39

10

Alexander H. Stephens

Politician

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

98

10

Crawford Long

Doctor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

67

11

Hawaii

State

23.08% (3 of 13 votes)

73

11

Father Damien

Religious Figure

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

80

11

Kamehameha I

Monarch

0% (0 of 22 votes)

11

12

William Borah

U.S. Senator

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

19

12

Illinois

State

55.84% (43 of 77 votes)

3

13

Frances E. Willard

Advocate

100% (2 of 2 votes)

27

14

Indiana

State

53.74% (122 of 227 votes)

84

14

Lew Wallace

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

85

15

Iowa

State

0% (0 of 4 votes)

86

15

Norman Borlaug

Scientist

0% (0 of 3 votes)

10

16

Kansas

State

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

23

16

Amelia Earhart

Aviator

54.39% (124 of 228 votes)

34

16

Dwight David Eisenhower

U.S. President

51.87% (125 of 241 votes)

15

17

Kentucky

State

62.37% (764 of 1225 votes)

82

17

Henry Clay

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

9

18

Huey Long

U.S. Governor

66.67% (6 of 9 votes)

63

18

Edward Douglass White

U.S. Chief Justice

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

71

18

Louisiana

State

13.04% (3 of 23 votes)

5

19

Maine

State

80.0% (4 of 5 votes)

83

19

Hannibal Hamlin

U.S. Vice President

0% (0 of 0 votes)

17

20

Maryland

State

57.14% (4 of 7 votes)

45

20

John Hanson

Politician

48.15% (52 of 108 votes)

56

20

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Politician

35.06% (27 of 77 votes)

6

21

Massachusetts

State

76.47% (13 of 17 votes)

58

21

Samuel Adams

Patriot

34.62% (54 of 156 votes)

97

21

John Winthrop

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

8

22

Michigan

State

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

20

22

Gerald Ford

U.S. President

55.28% (68 of 123 votes)

43

22

Lewis Cass

U.S. Senator

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

48

24

Jefferson Davis

World Leader

44.44% (8 of 18 votes)

70

24

Mississippi

State

20.0% (1 of 5 votes)

52

25

Francis Preston Blair Jr.

Military Personnel

42.86% (3 of 7 votes)

77

25

Missouri

State

5.13% (2 of 39 votes)

101

25

Thomas Hart Benton (Senator)

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 2 votes)

62

26

Jeanette Rankin

Politician

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

87

26

Montana

State

0% (0 of 3 votes)

103

26

Charles Marion Russell

Artist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

66

27

Nebraska

State

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

102

27

Chief Standing Bear

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 22 votes)

7

28

Nevada

State

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

89

28

Sarah Winnemucca

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 1 votes)

44

29

New Hampshire

State

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

88

29

Daniel Webster

Patriot

0% (0 of 1 votes)

18

30

New Jersey

State

56.25% (54 of 96 votes)

94

30

Philip Kearny

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 0 votes)

2

31

New Mexico

State

100% (1 of 1 votes)

40

31

Dennis Chavez

U.S. Senator

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

95

31

Po'pay

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 2 votes)

25

32

New York (State)

State

53.85% (42 of 78 votes)

93

32

George Clinton (Vice President)

U.S. Vice President

0% (0 of 5 votes)

21

34

Sacagawea

Native American Icon

55.20% (69 of 125 votes)

38

34

North Dakota

State

50.0% (6 of 12 votes)

106

34

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

Explorer

0% (0 of 3 votes)

22

35

James Garfield

U.S. President

54.84% (17 of 31 votes)

33

35

Ohio

State

52.21% (71 of 136 votes)

54

35

Thomas Alva Edison

Inventor

41.67% (5 of 12 votes)

4

36

Oklahoma

State

83.33% (5 of 6 votes)

90

36

Sequoyah

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 1 votes)

91

36

Will Rogers

Comedian

0% (0 of 7 votes)

26

38

Pennsylvania

State

53.76% (50 of 93 votes)

92

38

Robert Fulton

Inventor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

41

39

Rhode Island

State

50.0% (2 of 4 votes)

42

39

Roger Williams (Theologian)

Religious Figure

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

107

39

Nathanael Greene

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 0 votes)

12

40

South Carolina

State

63.64% (7 of 11 votes)

37

40

John C. Calhoun

U.S. Vice President

50.0% (5 of 10 votes)

46

42

Andrew Jackson

U.S. President

47.67% (82 of 172 votes)

76

42

Tennessee

State

5.13% (2 of 39 votes)

16

43

Texas

State

58.38% (108 of 185 votes)

69

43

Samuel Houston

U.S. Governor

20.0% (2 of 10 votes)

105

43

Stephen F. Austin

Patriot

0% (0 of 1 votes)

13

44

Brigham Young

Religious Figure

62.50% (5 of 8 votes)

53

44

Philo T. Farnsworth

Inventor

41.67% (5 of 12 votes)

74

44

Utah

State

5.88% (1 of 17 votes)

47

45

Vermont

State

44.44% (4 of 9 votes)

57

45

Ethan Allen

Military Personnel

34.82% (39 of 112 votes)

35

46

Virginia

State

50.75% (34 of 67 votes)

50

46

George Washington

U.S. President

43.66% (255 of 584 votes)

61

49

Jacques Marquette

Explorer

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

68

49

Robert LaFollette

U.S. Senator

22.22% (2 of 9 votes)

75

49

Wisconsin

State

5.56% (1 of 18 votes)

36

50

Wyoming

State

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

96

50

Chief Washakie

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 5 votes)