39 x 34 in. (99.1 x 86.4 cm)
Framed: 44 1/4 x 39 1/2 in. (112.4 x 100.3 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Edith Nourse Rogers was already a legendary Member of Congress and supporter of military veterans when her portrait was donated by veterans in 1950 to honor her service chairing the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. She volunteered as a nurse overseas during World War I, sponsored the legislative initiatives that became the Women’s Army Corps in 1943 and the GI Bill of Rights in 1944, and was the longest-serving woman in Congress at the time of this portrait. Howard Chandler Christy’s portrait of Rogers shows her as the seasoned and powerful Member that she was.