Program detailing the unveiling and presentation of the John Burke statue in Memorial Hall in Bismarck before the statue was moved to National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. to represent North Dakota. The statue was sculpted by Avard Fairbanks. A close-up of the statue's face is visible on the program's cover. A photograph of the artist and his creation is visible inside the program, and Fairbanks' sculpture of the Pioneer Family on the North Dakota Capitol Grounds is on the back.
John Burke came to North Dakota as a lawyer, but worked as a harvest hand, teacher, and newspaper man before becoming Rolette County judge in 1889. He served in the North Dakota House and Senate before being elected governor in 1907. He filled the role of United States treasurer between 1913 and 1921, and served on the North Dakota Supreme Court between 1924 and 1937. A statue of Burke stands on the North Dakota Capitol Grounds and in National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.