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Connell portrait to be hung in the Capitol

Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:25 PM
Last updated Friday, March 21, 2014 10:54 AM
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ATLANTA — The House voted Thursday to hang a portrait of the late Jack Connell in the Capitol.

After 26 years, Connell was the longest-serving speaker pro tempore of the House of Representatives, the No 2 post in the 180-member legislative body. He was also an Augusta Democrat who served 34 years in the General Assembly. He died last year at age 93.

Rep. Barbara Sims, R-Augusta, sponsored House Resolution 870 to petition the Capitol Arts Standards Commission to find a suitable place for the painting. The commission regulates the placement of monuments, paintings and statues in the Capitol.


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