JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Businessman and Katy Trail patron Edward "Ted" Jones is set to be honored in the Missouri Capitol.
Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson said Thursday that the St. Louis native will be inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians in an Oct. 9 ceremony at the Capitol.
Jones also donated money and pushed for the creation of the Katy Trail.
Jones will be the 45th Missourian honored with a bronze bust on display in the building. The sculpture of him will join others including Laura Ingalls Wilder, Harry Truman and figures who have stirred more controversy, such as Rush Limbaugh.