Tom Bliley chose a fellow Virginian, Louis Briel, to paint his portrait as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. Bliley wears his trademark bowtie and holds his oft-seen tobacco pipe. Appropriately for both subject and artist, the Virginia flag is visible in the background, alongside the American flag.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Thomas Jerome Bliley, Jr.,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2002/2002-016-001/ (October 05, 2022)
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