Leslie Arends served as the Minority Whip for more than 30 years. The Whip is the center of the party's communications network among its members, and assists the party’s leadership by keeping track of all legislation and ensuring that all party members are present for important votes. This portrait is in the typical style of Ray Kinstler, with an engaging pose, forthright expression, and bright colors.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Leslie Cornelius Arends,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2005/2005-150-000/ (April 16, 2021)
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