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  

33

0

Rosa Parks

Advocate

53.48% (123 of 230 votes)

27

1

Helen Keller

Advocate

54.01% (74 of 137 votes)

50

1

Alabama (State)

State

40.74% (11 of 27 votes)

83

1

Joseph Wheeler

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 1 votes)

20

2

Alaska

State

55.32% (52 of 94 votes)

53

2

Ernest Gruening

U.S. Senator

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

35

3

Arizona

State

52.69% (49 of 93 votes)

92

3

Eusebio Kino

Religious Figure

0% (0 of 0 votes)

107

3

Barry Goldwater

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 13 votes)

26

5

California

State

54.15% (111 of 205 votes)

48

5

Ronald Reagan

U.S. President

43.14% (635 of 1472 votes)

55

5

Junipero Serra

Religious Figure

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

56

6

Jack Swigert

Astronaut

25.00% (1 of 4 votes)

63

6

Colorado

State

5.71% (2 of 35 votes)

103

6

Florence Sabin

Scientist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

1

7

Connecticut

State

100% (2 of 2 votes)

39

7

Roger Sherman

Politician

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

85

7

John Trumbull

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

2

8

Caesar Rodney

Politician

100% (1 of 1 votes)

7

8

Delaware

State

71.43% (5 of 7 votes)

102

9

John Gorrie

Inventor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

32

10

Georgia

State

53.52% (38 of 71 votes)

45

10

Alexander H. Stephens

Politician

50.0% (4 of 8 votes)

101

10

Crawford Long

Doctor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

57

11

Hawaii

State

23.08% (3 of 13 votes)

62

11

Father Damien

Religious Figure

12.50% (1 of 8 votes)

84

11

Kamehameha I

Monarch

0% (0 of 22 votes)

14

12

William Borah

U.S. Senator

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

18

12

Illinois

State

55.84% (43 of 77 votes)

5

13

Frances E. Willard

Advocate

100% (2 of 2 votes)

28

14

Indiana

State

53.98% (122 of 226 votes)

89

14

Lew Wallace

Author

0% (0 of 1 votes)

90

15

Iowa

State

0% (0 of 4 votes)

91

15

Norman Borlaug

Scientist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

25

16

Amelia Earhart

Aviator

54.19% (123 of 227 votes)

29

16

Dwight David Eisenhower

U.S. President

53.88% (125 of 232 votes)

44

16

Kansas

State

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

16

17

Kentucky

State

60.42% (429 of 710 votes)

86

17

Henry Clay

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

13

18

Huey Long

U.S. Governor

66.67% (6 of 9 votes)

51

18

Edward Douglass White

U.S. Chief Justice

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

61

18

Louisiana

State

13.04% (3 of 23 votes)

3

19

Maine

State

100% (4 of 4 votes)

88

19

Hannibal Hamlin

U.S. Vice President

0% (0 of 0 votes)

12

20

Maryland

State

66.67% (4 of 6 votes)

34

20

John Hanson

Politician

52.73% (29 of 55 votes)

87

20

Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Politician

0% (0 of 1 votes)

6

21

Massachusetts

State

76.47% (13 of 17 votes)

80

21

Samuel Adams

Patriot

0% (0 of 1 votes)

94

21

John Winthrop

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)

11

22

Michigan

State

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

21

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)

8

24

Jefferson Davis

World Leader

70.0% (7 of 10 votes)

81

24

Mississippi

State

0% (0 of 4 votes)

49

25

Francis Preston Blair Jr.

Military Personnel

42.86% (3 of 7 votes)

65

25

Missouri

State

5.13% (2 of 39 votes)

104

25

Thomas Hart Benton (Senator)

U.S. Senator

0% (0 of 2 votes)

52

26

Jeanette Rankin

Politician

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

82

26

Montana

State

0% (0 of 1 votes)

106

26

Charles Marion Russell

Artist

0% (0 of 2 votes)

73

27

Nebraska

State

0% (0 of 3 votes)

105

27

Chief Standing Bear

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 22 votes)

74

28

Nevada

State

0% (0 of 2 votes)

75

28

Sarah Winnemucca

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 1 votes)

76

29

New Hampshire

State

0% (0 of 1 votes)

77

29

Daniel Webster

Patriot

0% (0 of 1 votes)

19

30

New Jersey

State

55.79% (53 of 95 votes)

78

30

Philip Kearny

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 0 votes)

4

31

New Mexico

State

100% (1 of 1 votes)

46

31

Dennis Chavez

U.S. Senator

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

79

31

Po'pay

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 1 votes)

30

32

New York (State)

State

53.85% (42 of 78 votes)

68

32

George Clinton (Vice President)

U.S. Vice President

0% (0 of 5 votes)

22

34

Sacagawea

Native American Icon

55.20% (69 of 125 votes)

42

34

North Dakota

State

50.0% (5 of 10 votes)

99

34

Jean Baptiste Charbonneau

Explorer

0% (0 of 2 votes)

24

35

James Garfield

U.S. President

54.84% (17 of 31 votes)

36

35

Ohio

State

52.63% (40 of 76 votes)

69

35

Thomas Alva Edison

Inventor

0% (0 of 2 votes)

70

36

Oklahoma

State

0% (0 of 1 votes)

71

36

Sequoyah

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 1 votes)

72

36

Will Rogers

Comedian

0% (0 of 6 votes)

31

38

Pennsylvania

State

53.76% (50 of 93 votes)

67

38

Robert Fulton

Inventor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

10

39

Rhode Island

State

66.67% (2 of 3 votes)

40

39

Roger Williams (Theologian)

Religious Figure

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

100

39

Nathanael Greene

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 0 votes)

9

40

South Carolina

State

70.0% (7 of 10 votes)

41

40

John C. Calhoun

U.S. Vice President

50.0% (5 of 10 votes)

37

42

Andrew Jackson

U.S. President

52.55% (72 of 137 votes)

66

42

Tennessee

State

5.13% (2 of 39 votes)

17

43

Texas

State

56.36% (93 of 165 votes)

59

43

Samuel Houston

U.S. Governor

20.0% (2 of 10 votes)

98

43

Stephen F. Austin

Patriot

0% (0 of 1 votes)

15

44

Brigham Young

Religious Figure

62.50% (5 of 8 votes)

96

44

Utah

State

0% (0 of 1 votes)

97

44

Philo T. Farnsworth

Inventor

0% (0 of 5 votes)

47

45

Vermont

State

44.44% (4 of 9 votes)

95

45

Ethan Allen

Military Personnel

0% (0 of 0 votes)

23

46

George Washington

U.S. President

55.11% (151 of 274 votes)

60

46

Virginia

State

16.22% (6 of 37 votes)

54

49

Jacques Marquette

Explorer

33.33% (1 of 3 votes)

58

49

Robert LaFollette

U.S. Senator

22.22% (2 of 9 votes)

64

49

Wisconsin

State

5.56% (1 of 18 votes)

38

50

Wyoming

State

50.0% (1 of 2 votes)

93

50

Chief Washakie

Native American Icon

0% (0 of 5 votes)