Yesterday a teacher visiting the Capitol told me her school group was from John Sevier Middle School, and she was impressed when I was able to spell it correctly.
“He’s one of our statues!” I told her.
“First governor of Tennessee!” she said.
“You’ll see him on your tour today,” I said. His statue sits in Statuary Hall.
Sevier is on one postage stamp, featured alongside Andrew Jackson, Tennessee’s other contribution to the National Statuary Hall collection. Jackson, however, is on more than one stamp.