‘Tiny Fish’ Cajoles US Congress to Hang Portrait, Keeping 200 Year-old Promise

‘Tiny Fish’ Cajoles US Congress to Hang Portrait, Keeping 200 Year-old Promise

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Sometimes Congress takes a while to keep its promises.

After 231 years, Congress finally fulfilled a promise to hang a portrait in the U.S. Capitol honoring Bernardo de Galvez, a daring Spanish military leader who became a hero in the colonies during the American Revolution.

This is a story of how one of Washington’s least powerful people — a charming secretary — cajoled a powerful beauracracy to step up.

(READ the story from the Washington Post)

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