Gavel in hand, Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings sits in an armchair flanked by the American flag and a bust of President Ronald Reagan. The inclusion of the bust comes as no surprise in this Washington State Congressman’s portrait, who attended the 1976 Republican National Convention as a Ronald Reagan delegate. Before chairing the Committee on Natural Resources for two terms, Hastings served as chairman for the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Richard Norman (Doc) Hastings,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2014/2014-154-000/ (September 21, 2021)
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