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Aaron Ogden (1756–1839)

Object Name: Portrait
Date: 1833
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Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 30 × 25 in. (76.2 × 63.5 cm) Framed: 43 in. × 38 1/2 in. × 5 in. (109.2 × 97.8 × 12.7 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of several members of the New-York Historical Society
Object Number: 1878.1
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A native of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, Ogden served as governor of the state from 1812 to 1813. Ogden is depicted wearing the badge of the Society of the Cincinnati, of which he was the president general.


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