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Frist Portrait to Be Unveiled Sept. 15

The formal portrait of former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) will be unveiled in a ceremony in the Capitol on Sept. 15.

Majority leaders traditionally have a portrait painted of them several years after their tenure, and the works are kept in the Senate.

Frist came to power in 2003, replacing embattled Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), who was forced to step aside after making what were perceived as racially insensitive remarks at the 100th birthday party of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.). Frist served as Majority Leader until his retirement in 2007.

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