Ann Martin - Fine Art Watercolours from Ireland

Senator Sam Ervin
To millions of Americans Sam Ervin, the Democratic senator from South Carolina was the hero of the unfolding drama of the Watergate affair that led, eventually, to the resignation of President Nixon in l974. He was the man with constantly bobbing eyebrows and a vast repertory of poetry, Bible verses and the wisdom of Uncle Ephraim Swink, whom he described as a arthritic mountaineer, like himself.

Senator Sam. J. Ervin Jr.
Washington D.C., 1973

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Watercolour on paper
76 x 102 cm (22 x 40 inches)