And the Winner Is...
We asked our patrons and blog readers to vote for their favorite gentlemen during the summer of 2012. When the ballots were tallied, the winner with 28% of the votes cast was:
The prize for Favorite Historic Congregational Figure with Superlative Facial Hair goes to Joseph Ward (1838-1889), pastor, missionary, and South Dakota state founder!
Thank you to everyone who voted.
For a more in-depth introduction to the man, we have put together this short list of web resources:
- Congregational Yearbook necrology listing
- Joseph Ward of Dakota by George Harrison Durand
- WorldCat Identities Page — Lists the most popular publications by and about Joseph Ward. Clicking on a publication's title will tell you which libraries hold copies of that title.
- U.S. Capital Historical Society Blog — Did you know that a statue of Joseph Ward stands in the Capital Visitor Center and is considered to be part of the National Statuary Hall Collection?