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Statue Honors John Gilbert Winant, A Humble Politician In Life And Death05:50
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Politician John Gilbert Winant at his desk, circa 1920. (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Politician John Gilbert Winant at his desk, circa 1920. (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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John Gilbert Winant is the most famous politician you may never have heard of. Quiet and humble, he was a three-term governor of New Hampshire, and after that the U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom during World War II. But in many ways, his tragic death has always overshadowed his life.

Today, a new statue of Winant was unveiled in the Granite State. Todd Bookman (@toddbookman) of Here & Now contributor New Hampshire Public Radio has the story on Winant's life and times.

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Winant, alongside Winston Churchill, in this undated photo. (Courtesy of St. Paul's School)
Winant, alongside Winston Churchill, in this undated photo. (Courtesy of St. Paul's School)
This statue, by the artist Brett Grill, is dedicated to Winant outside the New Hampshire State Library in Concord, N.H. (Courtesy of the Winant Memorial)
This statue, by the artist Brett Grill, is dedicated to Winant outside the New Hampshire State Library in Concord, N.H. (Courtesy of the Winant Memorial)

This segment aired on June 30, 2017.

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