Description: Bronze medal. Obverse: Portrait of George Clinton in relief. Legend: First Governor of New York. Reverse: View of the state hall in relief. Legend: To Commemorate the sesquicentennial of the founding of the government of the state of New York at Kingston, N.Y. July 30, 1777-1927. Housed in a box from the Medallic Art Co., NY.
Description: Historical Note: Medal to commemorate the inauguration of George Clinton as the first governor of New York (1777-1927). The medal was presented to the Texas State Library by the New York State Committee on the 150th anniversary of the American Revolution. Brigadier General George Clinton was elected as the first governor of the independent state of New York on July 9, 1777. Clinton would go on to become New York's longest-serving governor, as well as the longest-serving governor in the United States, holding the post until 1795, and again from 1801 to 1804. In 1805, he was elected vice president of the United States, a position he held under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, until his death in 1812.
Citation information: ATF0171, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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