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Badge of the Society of the Cincinnati
Silk, gold, enamel
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John Alsop King was the son of Rufus King (1755-1827) and the brother of Edward King (1795-1836). He entered politics in the 1820s, became a member of the newly formed Republican party in 1856, and was elected governor of New York the following year. This bas-relief portrait of him was a gift to the Society from his granddaughters.
Gift of Mrs. Gherardi Davis and Miss Ellen King
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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