The James Monroe statue, located outside Tucker Hall just south of the Senior Walk, was dedicated on April 23, 2015. The statue was a gift of William & Mary alumni Carroll and Patty Owen in honor of the class of 1962.
The bronze statue shows Monroe protecting a globe in his right hand, referring to the Monroe Doctrine, and a frieze around its base depicting important moments in his life. Eight vignettes show scenes from Monroe's life including his student experience at William & Mary 1774-1776, his military service at the Battle of Trenton, his diplomatic experience, his service as secretary of war, and as his presidency of the United States.
The statue was created by Gordon Kray, class of 1973. Kray has created other pieces on campus including the replica of the Botetourt statue in the Wren Yard, the Marshall-Wythe statue at the law school's front entrance, and the Pierre Charles L'Enfant statue in the atrium of Alan B. Miller Hall.