The Hall of Famous Missourians is located in Jefferson City, Missouri. The hall is a series of privately funded bronze busts displayed in the Missouri State Capitol between the Missouri Senate and House chambers. The busts, created by Missouri sculptors Sabra Tull Meyer, E. Spencer Schubert, and William J. Williams, depict prominent Missourians honored for their achievements and contributions to the state. As of 2013, there were 44 inductees.
Prior to 2013, all inductees were selected by the sitting Missouri Speaker of the House solely. However, the selection of conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh to the Hall in 2012 met with strong controversy. With the 2013 induction class, two of the four to be enshrined were selected via votes cast on a web page established by the Missouri House. Two others in 2013 were still chosen by the Speaker, but were uncontroversial in nature.
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