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Statue vote deadline nears

Tom Jackson • Jun 4, 2010 at 12:16 PM

June 12 is the deadline for voting to choose a famous Ohioan who will represent the state with a statue at the U.S. Capitol.

The Milan folks campaigning for Tom Edison have ballots available for download here.

Ballots must be postmarked by June 12, and mailed to:

Ohio Statuary Vote, c/o The Ohio Historical Society, 1982 Velma Avenue, Columbus OH  43211.

The candidates, besides Edison, are James Mitchell Ashley, Ulysses S. Grant, Jesse Owens, William M. McCulloch, Judith A. Resnik, Albert B. Sabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Taylor Upton and the Wright Brothers.

Robert Wheeler, the president of the Edison Birthplace Association Inc., is campaigning for Edison.

Wheeler says, "If you can read, thank a teacher. If you can read at night, thank Edison."

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