Posted November 18, 2019 07:53:13 Comments The Professor Milogram Memorial statue at Chicago’s State University of New York at Albany has no female professors and has been named after the man who was the first person to shoot and kill President John F. Kennedy.
The statue, erected by the US-based Milgram Research Center, was designed to honour Milgram, who was an American psychologist who shot and killed President John Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, when he arrived at the White House.
Milgram was arrested in 1972, convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
In 2015, Milgram’s son, Christopher Milgram Sr, was elected to the US Senate for New York’s 10th district, and has called for changes to the memorial to recognise that Milgram killed the president.
Milstrom is survived by his wife, Dr. Mary Milstrom, and their three children.
“I was a very proud dad to my son, to my daughter, to our son, and to our grandchildren,” Dr Milstrom told the New York Post.
“They were all proud parents.
They would all want to do the same thing.
But it just didn’t work out.”
A new statue will replace the one on the university’s main campus.
Dr Milstrom said she was encouraged to see a new statue at the University of Chicago, after a request by the Milgram family.
“If you go to the University, it’s really not a place that has a lot of female professors, so I was really hopeful that we’d see something new, something that reflected the importance of women in our society,” she said.
“We’ve got to give the [Milgram] family a chance, and I think it will be really exciting.”
Dr Milner is a professor at the university, and is the chair of the department of psychology.
The Milgram memorial was inaugurated in 1959, in a ceremony attended by President Lyndon B Johnson, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, then-Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife Jacqueline, and many other dignitaries.
It is currently located at the New School, where the University will replace it in the coming years.
The statue was first unveiled in 1962, and will replace one on New York University’s campus.