Civil War general faces demotion from U.S. Capitol statue display

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.

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