48 × 30 in. (121.9 × 76.2 cm)
Framed: 53 3/4 × 36 in. (136.5 × 91.4 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Born in Cuba and raised in the United States, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida won a special election in 1989 to succeed longtime Member of Congress Claude Pepper. Her victory made her the first Hispanic-American woman in Congress. In this portrait, made to mark Ros-Lehtinen's tenure chairing the Foreign Affairs Committee, a map of her birthplace hangs behind her.