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4 living ex-presidents join Eisenhower Memorial Commission

November 4, 2015

— The four, living ex-U.S. presidents are all now on a committee working to commemorate President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The Eisenhower Memorial Commission announced Monday that ex-president Bill Clinton had joined Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush on the commission.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas announced in September he would lead a private fundraising campaign to collect $150 million for a national memorial to Eisenhower on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

Congress first approved a national memorial to Eisenhower in 1999. It has been stalled by debates over its design and the Eisenhower's family opposition to architect Frank Gehry's design.

Dole and Sen. Pat Roberts say they are determined to get the memorial funded and constructed in the near future.

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