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Corbett returns to Pa. Capitol for official portrait’s unveiling

The Associated Press

HARRISBURG — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett returned to the state Capitol on Wednesday for a ceremony to unveil his official portrait.

Corbett, 69, recounted some of the highlights of his four years in office, ending in 2015, including a multibillion-dollar transportation bill and an effort to attract a massive natural gas processing plant to western Pennsylvania.

“The Irish in me says that I’m at my own wake,” the former governor joked, telling the former aides, officials and supporters that he was proud of what they accomplished together. “Hopefully there’s much more ahead for all of us.”

Corbett, a Republican, is also a former state attorney general and was U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh.

These days he does consulting, works in a law firm and is currently teaching a criminal prosecution class to 15 students at Duquesne Law School.

Former first lady Susan Corbett recalled being delighted with the results when she first saw the oil-on-canvas painting by Catherine Prescott, a Mechanicsburg artist who taught at Messiah College.

“His accomplishments are your accomplishments, and his legacy is your legacy, too,” she told the attendees.

The portrait was paid for by Corbett’s inaugural committee.