Governor on the Horse toby jug produced by sculptor Geza de Vegh in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, circa 1930. The Governor on the Horse toby jug depicts Lewis Morris, New Jersey's Governor from 1738 to 1746. Lewis Morris (1671-1746) was the chief justice of New York and British governor of New Jersey. Lewis Morris showed a passion for politics from an early age, and first appeared on the political scene in 1692, serving in the East New Jersey Provincial Council during the administration of Governor Andrew Hamilton. Morris was elected to a seat in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1707, representing an at-large constituency within the Eastern Division of New Jersey. In 1738, New Jersey petitioned the crown for a distinct administration from New York, and Lewis Morris served as Governor of New Jersey until his death in 1746. The Governor's scarf forms the handle of the jug.
Geza de Vegh