Kansas Governor Signs Eisenhower Statue Bill
Coyler signing bill

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D., traveled to the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas, on February 21 to sign Senate Bill 262 authorizing placement of a statue of Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Kansas Capitol grounds.

“The idea of servant leadership is encapsulated in Ike, and I take great pride in the fact that one of the greatest Americans of the past century was a quiet Kansan,” Colyer stated. “He taught us that you have to listen before you serve and you have to serve selflessly before you can lead effectively, and that is a standard I have tried to live up to my entire life.”

The statue will be funded through private donations. Plans are to unveil the 7-foot bronze statue in the days leading up to Eisenhower’s October 14 birthday.