Charles P. Daly Medal

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Daly medal

The Charles P. Daly Medal is awarded to individuals by the American Geographical Society (AGS) "for valuable or distinguished geographical services or labors." The medal was established in 1902.[1] This medal was originally designed by Victor D. Brenner, but the destruction of the dies caused the medal to be redesigned in 1924 by Brenda Putnam.

History

Charles P. Daly was President of the AGS from 1864 until September 19, 1899. However, during this time he rose to prominence in New York State as a Judge on the Court of Common Pleas and became Chief Justice in 1871. In 1902, Daly’s willed funds were used to establish this medal.[2]

Recipients

Source: American Geographical Society

References

  1. ^ "Charles P. Daly Medal". The American Geographical Society. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "The Charles P. Daly Medal". American Geographical Society. Retrieved June 17, 2010.

Further reading

  • "Geographers Get Medals of Honor". The New York Times. 1930-02-26. 
  • "Young husband Gets Daly Medal". The New York Times. 1922-07-22. 
  • "Ex-Director Wins Medal Of Geographical Society". The New York Times. 1954-08-03. 

External links

  • Official website
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