Josephus Daniels Monument
Description: 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.
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
Dedication date: 9/24/1985
Creator: Janos Farkas, Sculptor
Materials & Techniques: The statue is constructed of metal atop a granite base and placed on a concrete foundation.
Sponsor: Josephus Daniels Charitable Foundation
Subject notes: 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.
Location: The monument is located in the far right corner of Nash Square near the corner of West Hargett Street and South McDowell Street.
Landscape: There are a few bushes and a medium size tree near the monument. The monument itself is located on the side of the walkway.
Subjects: Historic Civic Figures,Historic Political Figures