Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (R-13) is not happy that Democrats in the New Jersey Senate passed legislation this week that could lead to replacing the statute of General Philip Kearny in the U.S. Capitol with a marble or bronze likeness of Alice Paul, a 20th century leader of the women’s suffrage movement which led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Kearny’s monument has been in the Capitol since 1888. Each state has two statues. The other New Jersey statute is of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the namesake of Stockton University. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: February 13th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Alice Paul, Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger, General Philip Kearny, Gerry Scharfenberger, Kearny, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, U.S. Capitol | 1 Comment »