Josephus Daniels Monument, Raleigh
Janos Farkas, Sculptor
This metal statue stands at a larger-than-life 8-feet-tall and rests on a 4-foot-tall base in Nash Square. Daniels is depicted wearing a long tail coat and trousers with a hat in one hand; his other arm extends towards the sky. Below the standing figure of Daniels is a pedestal which contains a plaque to commemorate Daniels' life.
Images: Contemporary view
Front: JOSEPHUS DANIELS / EDITOR, AUTHOR, PUBLIC OFFICIAL / SON OF / JOSEPHUS DANIELS AND MARY CLEAVES SEABROOK / BORN IN WASHINGTON, NC / MAY 18, 1862 / MARRIED TO ADDIE WORTH BAGLEY OF RALEIGH / MAY 2, 1888 / DIED IN RALEIGH, NC / JANUARY 15, 1948 / EDITOR, WILSON ADVANCE / 1880-1885 / OWNER AND EDITOR, THE NEWS AND OBSERVER / 1894-1948 / SECRETARY OF THE NAVY / 1913-1921 / AMBASSADOR TO MEXICO / 1933-1942 / TRUSTEE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA / 1901-1948
City of Raleigh
September 24, 1985
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Josephus Daniels Charitable Foundation. Dedication Ceremony for the Unveiling of the Statue of Josephus Daniels : September 24, 1985, Nash Square, Raleigh, North Carolina, (Raleigh, NC: Josephus Daniels Charitable Foundation, 1985), in the North Carolina Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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The statue is constructed of metal atop a granite base and placed on a concrete foundation.
Josephus Daniels Charitable Foundation
Daniels was well known in North Carolina for his position as editor of the News and Observer from 1894 to 1948. At the national level, he became a well-known statesman after he served two government jobs; he was the Secretary of the Navy from 1913 to 1921 and served as the ambassador to Mexico from 1933 to 1942.
The monument is located in the far right corner of Nash Square near the corner of West Hargett Street and South McDowell Street.
There are a few bushes and a medium size tree near the monument. The monument itself is located on the side of the walkway.