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Sept. 10, 2014JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  |  By: AP

Virginia Minor Statue Coming to Missouri Capitol

A bronze bust of women's suffrage activist Virginia Minor soon will be on display in the Missouri Capitol.

House Speaker Tim Jones and other lawmakers planned to induct Minor into the Hall of Famous Missourians on Wednesday in the Capitol building.

Minor was born out of state but later moved to Missouri, where she died in 1894. She unsuccessfully argued for women's right to vote in the U.S. Supreme Court.

The bust made by sculptor Cynthia Hitschler will sit in a hall filled with other famous Missourians. They include Laura Ingalls Wilder, Harry Truman and figures who have stirred more controversy, such as Rush Limbaugh.