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Collection & Historical Spotlight

Image: Senator William H. Frist

On March 2, 2011, the U.S. Senate Commission on Art unveiled a new painting of U.S. Senator William H. Frist (R-TN) at a ceremony in the historic Old Senate Chamber of the U.S. Capitol (program). The portrait, painted by noted Tennessee artist Michael Shane Neal, is part of the U.S. Senate Leadership Portrait Collection, which honors Senate leaders.

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Winter 2011Senate Unveils Portrait of Senator William H. Frist
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Spring 2008Senate Presents Portrait of Senator Tom Daschle
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Summer 2006Senate Unveils Portait of Bob Dole
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