950. Hon. John Alsop King, 1788–1867, son of Hon. Rufus and (400) Mary Alsop King, was born in New York City, educated in Harrow, England, and Paris, admitted to the bar, and practiced law in New York City; served in the War of 1812; Member of Assembly; Secretary of Legation and Charge d'Affairs at Court of Saint James; Member of Congress; President of Syracuse Convention in 1855 when the Republican Party was formed; Governor of the State of New York, 1857-1859; and member of the Peace Conference of 1861.
—Weygant, The Sacketts of America