The Washington Post has published an interesting survey of people honored by US Monuments, and there are many surprises in the survey.
Eleven Presidents are in the top 50 figures represented in memorials, with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln being the top two of the fifty listed.
Also listed at number 9 is John F. Kennedy; number 10 is Thomas Jefferson; and number 11 is Ulysses S. Grant.
Andrew Jackson is number 15, a three way tie with Theodore Roosevelt and William McKinley.
Dwight D. Eisenhower and Franklin D. Roosevelt tie at 32nd.
Finally, James A. Garfield is in a four way tie at number 47 with three non Presidents.
Interestingly, NOT on the list are such Presidents as Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, or Ronald Reagan.
Some religious figures, native Americans, and African Americans (Martin Luther King (4th), Harriet Tubman (24th), Frederick Douglass (29th)) are also represented, as are a number of individuals who are not at all related to American history, including Christopher Columbus, most notably in third place with 149!
Confederate leaders are also represented, including Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Stonewall Jackson.
Other well known Americans include the following: Benjamin Franklin at number 8; Alexander Hamilton tied with two others at number 26; and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall in a six way tie at number 41.