Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, the state's congressional delegation and a group of Iowa business people watched the unveiling of a statue of Norman Borlaug at the U.S. Capitol today.

Borlaug founded the World Food Prize and was a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The statue, designed by artist Benjamin Victor of South Dakota, is part of the National Statuary Hall Collection at the U.S. Capitol, where each state is permitted to have two statues of notable citizens.

Borlaug's statue replaces one of U.S. Sen. James Harlan, which was installed in 1910 and will be relocated to Mount Pleasant. The second statue is of Gov. Samuel Kirkwood, which was installed in 1913.