Posted on October 11, 2018

Arkansas House Hopeful: Replace Ancestor’s Capitol Statue

Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press, October 10, 2018

A Democrat running for a congressional seat in Arkansas says a statue of his great-great grandfather should be removed from the U.S. Capitol, condemning his ancestor’s statement that the South looked to the Democratic Party to preserve “white standards.”

Democrat Clarke Tucker wrote in a column published by the Arkansas Times Wednesday he thinks the Legislature should replace Arkansas’ two statues at the Capitol, including that of his ancestor, James P. Clarke. Clarke was a former governor and U.S. senator in the late 1800s and early 1900s.


Capitol statue of James P. Clarke