The accomplished likeness of Oren Harris, former Chairman of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, by Harry Louis Freund was the first official portrait in the committee’s history. Harris, a native of Arkansas, represented his state for 13 Congresses, and resigned to become the United States District Judge for Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Freund is well-known for his series of paintings and murals of 1930s life in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Oren Harris,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2004/2004-079-001/ (June 19, 2021)
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