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Former Governor Daniels > Hoosier Heritage Gallery Hoosier Heritage Gallery

In January 2006, Governor Daniels designated the south wall of the governor’s office as a place for portraits of historically important Hoosiers – a change in the longstanding tradition of hanging portraits solely of former governors. The portraits are rotated periodically and are on loan from various museums, historical archives, and personal collections. Portraits currently featured in the "Hoosier Heritage Gallery" include Richard Lieber, Ernie Pyle, Hoagy Carmichael , and Mother Theodore Guerin.  Since 2006, the gallery has displayed the following portraits:


Hoagy Carmichael
,
Composer


Ernie Pyle
, Journalist

Richard Lieber
Richard Lieber
Founder of Indiana’s state park system

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
, a missionary, teacher, and saint

Benjamin Harrison
Benjamin Harrison, Civil War General and former President

Harvey Weir Cook
Harvey Weir Cook
, combat ace and captain during World War I

Jane Chambers McKinney Graydon
Jane Chambers McKinney Graydon
, prominent abolitionist

William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison
, former Governor of Indiana Territory, and President of the United States

Mark C. Honeywell
Mark C. Honeywell
, a prominent businessman and philanthropist

Madam C.J. Walker
Madam C.J. Walker
, an extraordinary entrepreneur

Ball Brothers
Ball Brothers
, the founders of one of the greatest Indiana companies in the last century

Lew Wallace
Lew Wallace
, a civil war general and author

Booth Tarkington
Booth Tarkington
, a world renowned author

May Wright Sewall
May Wright Sewall
, a leader of the women's suffrage movement

Jane Dale Owen Fauntleroy
Jane Dale Owen Fauntleroy
, founded a seminary for young women

Gene Stratton-Porter
Gene Stratton-Porter, Renowned Hoosier author, photographer and naturalist

Levi Coffin
Levi Coffin, prominent abolitionist

Theodore Clement Steele
Theodore Clement Steele, renowned Hoosier artist

Virgil I.
Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Astronaut


Cole Porter, Songwriter/Composer

Levi Coffin
Colonel Eli Lilly, Businessman/Chemist


Wes Montgomery, Jazz Guitarist


Bill Cook
, Philanthropist/Inventor

The Hoosier Heritage Gallery is located in the Governor's Office at the Indiana Statehouse.

If you would like to nominate a famous Hoosier to be displayed in this exhibit or if you are interested in loaning a portrait, please contact Stephanie Genrich at 317/232-1012 or Mark Becker at 317/233-4721.