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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, Cold. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1935.
 
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. Located in front of the Hickman Library. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hickman KY 42050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Markers near the Hickman Library image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers near the Hickman Library
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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 (approx. half a mile away); Casey Jones (approx. 8.6 miles away); New Madrid Earthquake (approx. 9.3 miles away); Titan I (approx. 11.2 miles away in Tennessee). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hickman.
 
Also see . . .  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.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,312 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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