Several well-known people have roots in Arkansas. The list runs the gamut from Johnny Cash to Jermain
Taylor. Check here every Monday as we highlight a new Famous Arkansan each week. Today, Meet: William Fulbright
Senator from 1945 to 1974 and made the cover of Time magazine. As Senator, he established the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship program, which provided for the exchange of students and teachers between the United States and foreign
countries. He also introduced the Fulbright Resolution which laid the groundwork for support for the formation of the United Nations.
prominent congressional critic of the Vietnam War in 1966. He is interred in
the Fulbright family plot at Evergreen Cemetery in Fayetteville. A bronze
statue on the University of Arkansas main campus pays homage to him. The photo
is care of the AP.