Victor Lallier depicted “Doc” Morgan as he was early in his chairmanship. The painting was unveiled, however, in 1965, when Morgan had held the position for only a few years. He stands before a flag, a typical pose for official portraits, and is dressed in a sober black suit. Despite the unassuming nature of the subject as painted, Morgan was physically imposing. He stood 6 feet 4 inches, making him one of the tallest House Members.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Thomas Ellsworth Morgan,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2002/2002-010-014/ (January 27, 2022)
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