44 x 32 in. (111.8 x 81.3 cm)
Framed: 52 x 39 3/4 in. (132.1 x 101 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Olin Teague was well into his 18 years as Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee when this portrait was completed in 1962. He stands at a lectern decorated with the Great Seal of the United States. One hand rests on his hip and the other holds a gavel. Teague, nicknamed “Tiger” during his high school football days, presents a bulky figure, clad in a dark blue suit before a mottled background.