ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s eight years as Minnesota’s leader will be memorialized forever when his official portrait is unveiled next month at the Capitol.

The Minnesota Historical Society says Friday the portrait will be revealed the evening of October 10 at an event attended by Pawlenty along with invited guests. It will be hung the next morning on the ground floor of the Capitol, in succession with portraits of his 38 predecessors.

The Pawlenty portrait was painted by Rossin, a Bulgarian native who has previously made a portrait of Presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush that hangs in the presidential library of the elder Bush in College Station Texas. His portrait of Hank Aaron was recently unveiled at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Comments (7)
  1. Marcus B says:

    “Memorialized forever”…how nice.

  2. Steve says:

    Can I gey a copy for my dart board???

  3. Steve says:

    Can I get a copy for my dart board???

  4. G Dog says:

    Which of his two faces will the artist depict?

  5. Move to Iowa says:

    And I would imagine he is the only one to attend this freak show

  6. nosoupforyou says:

    How come it’s not a requirement that the artist be a Minnesota native.resident? This state has an amazing artist community and I am sure that at least one person could be found that would meet the approval of the former Governor and anyone else who participates in the final decision.

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