40 1/2 x 34 in. (102.9 x 86.4 cm)
Framed: 46 x 40 in. (116.8 x 101.6 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Walter Jones chaired the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee for a decade, from 1981 until his death in 1992. He represented North Carolina’s coastal plain, home to marine trades and ports. Jones’ portrait shows him seated in front of a bookcase filled with volumes of the United States legal code, a familiar sight in House Committee offices.