While he’s busy poring over potential statutes passed by state lawmakers, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has found time to make some changes to statues as well.
Nixon’s office has sent a request to the Architect of the Capitol in Washington to replace the state’s official representation in the national statue collection.
Out is Francis Preston Blair Jr., a former Civil War Union General and U.S. Senator from Missouri. In, if Nixon has his way, will be — who else? — Harry S Truman, the only Missouri-born American president.