50 × 40 in. (127 × 101.6 cm)
Framed: 57 1/2 × 47 1/2 in. (146.1 × 120.7 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Sam Johnson of Texas served for 28 years in the House, but many of the details in his portrait allude to his career before Congress. A decorated fighter pilot in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War, a model jet sits on his desk. He was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for nearly seven years, and the POW bracelet engraved with his name rests in the foreground.