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Hickman in Fulton County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Elvis J. Stahr, Jr.

March 9, 1916 - November 11, 1998

 
 
Elvis J. Stahr, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 17, 2009
1. Elvis J. Stahr, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Born in Hickman, Mr. Stahr became one of the towns most decorated citizens. Having studied in England as a Rhodes Scholar, Mr. Stahr went on to become President John F. Kennedy's selection as Secretary of the Army in 1961. During his tenure, the country faced both the Berlin Crisis and the infamous Bay of Pigs invasion. In 1968 Mr. Stahr became President of the National Audubon Society and served in this position until 1979. He also served as President of West Virginia and Indiana Universities. Mr. Stahr was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on November 24, 1998.
 
Location. 36° 34.277′ N, 89° 11.114′ W. Marker is in Hickman, Kentucky, in Fulton County. Marker is on Moscow Street (State Highway 94), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located in front of the Hickman Library. Marker is in this post office area: Hickman KY 42050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rufus B. Atwood (here, next to this marker); Hickman Bluff Stabilization Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Steps (approx. half a mile away); Fulton County (approx. half a mile away); Where Dixie Begins
Markers near the Hickman Library image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers near the Hickman Library
(approx. half a mile away); Casey Jones (approx. 8.6 miles away); Confederate Bivouac (approx. 8.6 miles away but has been reported missing); New Madrid Earthquake (approx. 9.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hickman.
 
Also see . . .
1. A Look Back at Famous Residents of Hickman. Page from the Hickman Recreation, Tourism, and Convention Commission discussing both Atwood and Stahr, who are featured on the markers in front of the library. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Elvis J. Stahr, Jr. Page providing a short biography of Stahr and photos of his grave. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Elvis J. Stahr, Jr. Biography of Stahr from the Army Center of Military History. (Submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationWar, Cold
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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