Following decades of tradition, the official portrait painting of outgoing Ohio Senate President Thomas E. Niehaus (R-New Richmond) was unveiled at a ceremony held in the Atrium of the Ohio Statehouse on Dec. 11, 2012.
Among those speaking at the event were Ohio Governor John Kasich, Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels, and portrait artist Leslie Adams. During the program, President Niehaus was described as a true statesman, a unifier, and a faithful friend.
Painted by internationally exhibited artist Leslie Adams, the portrait will be permanently installed in the Ohio Senate Office Building. Adams' work includes the official portraits of former Ohio Senate President Bill Harris, former Ohio Governors Bob Taft and Ted Strickland, and members of the Ohio Supreme Court.
David Daniels, Director, Ohio Department of Agriculture
Richard A. Ayish, The Success Group, Ltd.
Leslie Adams, Portrait Artist
Jason Mauk, Ohio Senate Chief of Staff
Governor John Kasich
Sen. Chris Widener (R - Springfield)
December 11, 2012