32 x 25 1/2 in. (81.3 x 64.8 cm)
Framed: 37 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (95.3 x 80 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
This posthumous portrait honored Stephen G. Porter, who led the House Foreign Affairs committee for more than a decade. While little-known today, he was a major player in international drug policy debates in the 1920s. Porter's efforts pushed legislation creating a new Federal Bureau of Narcotics. He blamed American drug problems on foreign sources and believed that an agency equipped with domestic and international responsibilties would solve it.