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 John Ross Key  (1832 - 1920)

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Lived/Active: Maryland/District Of Columbia      Known for: landscape and historical painting, illustration

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BIOGRAPHY for John Ross Key
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Birth
1832 (Hagerstown, Maryland)
 
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1920 (Baltimore, Maryland)

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Maryland/District Of Columbia

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John Ross Key was the grandson of Francis Scott Key, author of the Star Spangled Banner.  He was born in Hagerstown, Maryland in 1837, and raised in Washington, D.C.  Key was a draftsman with the United States Coast Survey from 1853 to 1856, serving with Gilbert Munger (1837-1903) and James Abbot McNeill Whistler (1834-1903).

He served with the Federal Corp of Engineers in Charleston, South Carolina, and made an artistic record of the Federal siege of that Conf (showing 500 of 11779 characters).



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