39 x 34 in. (99.1 x 86.4 cm)
Framed: 44 1/4 x 39 1/2 in. (112.4 x 100.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Edith Nourse Rogers was already a legendary Member of Congress and supporter of military veterans when her portrait was donated by veterans in 1950 to honor her service chairing the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. She volunteered as a nurse overseas during World War I, sponsored the legislative initiatives that became the Women’s Army Corps in 1943 and the GI Bill of Rights in 1944, and by 1950 was the longest-serving woman in Congress. Howard Chandler Christy’s portrait of Rogers shows her as the seasoned and powerful Member that she was.